InterJournal Complex Systems, 309
Status: Submitted
Manuscript Number: [309]
Submission Date: 990916
A typology of systems and processes. A possible approach to the problem of complexity an emergence
Author(s): Dietrich Fliedner

Subject(s): CX.43, CX.11, CX.13, CX.14, CX.15

Category: Article

Abstract:

Depending on viewpoint, our reality consists of 1. solid bodies ("solida") and "movements", 2. selfordering "equilibrium systems" and "movement projects", 3. selfregulating "flow equilibrium systems" and "flow processes", 4. selforganizing "non-equilibrium systems" and "conversion processes", 5. structurally self creating "hierarchy systems" and "hierarchical processes", and 6. a materially self creating "universal system" and "universal process". The autonomy of the systems increases with growing complexity. The "emergence processes" show the way from the simple to the complex. They always follow (geometrically) the same pattern, i.e. in accordance with a certain code, the flows are 1st bundled ("bundling"), 2nd positioned in the next higher level ("alignment"), 3rd interlaced with each other ("interlacement"), and 4th folded ("folding"). About the emergence processes cf. Appendix.

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