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Synonyms for theory

Synonyms for theory

abstract reasoning

a belief used as the basis for action


something taken to be true without proof

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Below are recommendations we feel practitioners should use in conjunction with objective evaluation of program interventions to set up programs using general systems theory as a framework.
General Systems Theory proponents view the home or community as a "microworld" where individuals with disabilities interact with others under many circumstances to form social phenomena characterized by the choice to engage in LTPA.
We begin in this paper by using general systems theory to describe farms as open systems.
Then, in the 1960s, general systems theory attained
Making a map of science: general systems theory as a conceptual framework for tertiary science education.
The majority of investigators in general systems theory are rather unstable contributors who work for a short while on some aspect of the theory or its application, then either jump to a seemingly unrelated area or leave the field for extended periods, leading to recognition of another obstacle.
Since general systems theory, cybernetics and information theory came into being in the 1940s and 1950s and were introduced into China in the 1960s and 1980s (Ashby, 1965; Wei, 1982; Bertalanffy, 1987a,b; Sadowsky, 1984), the philosophical studies of 'Old Three Theories' in China's academia once mainly focused on the categorical studies of those philosophical problems concerning system itself, such as system and element, structure and function, information and control, system and environment, etc.
His General Systems Theory triggered a whole movement, which has tried to identify invariant structures and mechanisms across different kinds of organized wholes (e.
Sometime ago, a good friend of mine, a retired electrical engineer, much interested in robotics and in 'artificial intelligent systems', his personal Holy Grail, told me: 'I really wonder about the usefulness of General Systems Theory.
He founded, advocated, and taught the General Systems Theory (Bertalanffy, 1972; Gray, 1973; Bertalanffy and Taschdjian, 1975; Bertalanffy and LaViolette, 1981) as a holistic, interdisciplinary view of systems, applicable to all disciplines.
that year) dedicated to General Systems Theory announced in the latest issue of the most read science publication in the world, Science.
Miller was perhaps the most dedicated of the early founders of general systems theory in pursuing an explicit generalized theory that was linked to conventional science results as expressed in the various disciplinary literatures.
Miller's approach incorporated insights from both cybernetics and general systems theory, integrating the mechanical orientation of cybernetics with the organic and hierarchical orientation of general systems theory.
During his studies, Alfred Locker had already developed an interest in holistic and philosophical approaches of biophysical phenomena, such as cell metabolism, and thus was profoundly inspired through meeting the founding father of General Systems Theory, the Austrian Ludwig von Bertalanffy (1901-1972) in the early sixties in Vienna.
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