According to J.de ROSNAY "To the opposition between "analytic" and "systemic" we must add the opposition between static and dynamic vision".
He compares both in the following table:
Some of these items could be objected:
1. Generally speaking, there are no "simple" systems. What may be simple is some function in a system or some so-called "natural laws" as for example in Newtonian mechanics.
2. The opposition between closed and open systems is artificial. Any concrete system is open and/or closed according its specific and timely necessity.
3. The behavior of complex systems is generally more or less predictable (or unpredictable).
4. As to reversibility of any phenomenon, it exist only in the models. The 2nd. Principle of thermodynamics forbids it in real processes and systems.
- 1) General information
- 2) Methodology or model
- 3) Epistemology, ontology and semantics
- 4) Human sciences
- 5) Discipline oriented
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