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Title: A typology of systems and processes : a possible approach to the problem of complexity and emergence
Author(s): Fliedner, Dietrich
Language: German
Year of Publication: 1999
OPUS Source: private homepage <>
SWD key words: Komplexitätsmaß
Free key words: selforganisation
information and energy flow
DDC notations: 910 Geograpy and travel
Publikation type: Journal Article
Abstract: Depending on viewpoint, our reality consists of 1. solid bodies ("solida") and "movements", 2. self ordering "equilibrium systems" and "movement projects", 3. self regulating "flow equilibrium systems" and "flow processes", 4. self organizing "non-equilibrium systms" and "conversion processes", 5. structurally self creating "hierarchy systems" and "hierarchical processes", 6. a materially self creating "universal system" and "universal process". 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.
Link to this record: urn:nbn:de:bsz:291-scidok-1335
Date of registration: 7-Jan-2004
Faculty: HW - Fakultät für Empirische Humanwissenschaften und Wirtschaftswissenschaft
Department: HW - Geographie
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