Professor van Gigch will be remembered for his pioneering work on general system theory
and the development of his own 'metasystems' paradigm.
Milestones in the Evolution of the Systems Approach in General and System Dynamics in Particular * Foundations of General System Theory Von Bertalanffy Zu einer allgemeinen Systemlehre 1945 An Outline of General System Theory 1950 General System Theory 1968 Von Bertalanffy, Boulding, Foundation of the Society for General 1953 Gerard, Rapoport Systems Research Klir An Approach to General System Theory 1969 Simon The Sciences of the Artificial 1969 Pichler Mathematische Systemtheorie 1975 Miller Living Systems 1978 Mesarovic and Takahara Abstract Systems Theory 1985 Rapoport General System Theory 1986 Foundations of Cybernetics Macy Conferences Cybernetics.
Blatter fur Deutsche Philosophie, 18(3/4) (Excerpts: in Biologia Generalis 19(1): 114-129 and in General System Theory, 1968, Chapter III).
Although Bertalanffy introduced the idea of general system theory
(GST) as a study of formal similarities between systems at different levels of organization, it was Miller and the Behavioral Science Committee at Chicago, whose work continued at MHRI, who accomplished the most along these lines.
1998) "The Present Status of General System Theory
, 25 Years after Ludwig von Bertalanffy's Decease--a Critical Overview.
THE PROBLEM OF SUBJECT MATTER IN GENERAL SYSTEM THEORY
Vitiello in their contributions insist on the necessity to find a deep connection between a general system theory
and quantum field theory.