Zellen, Wellen, Systeme 978-3-16-154679-2 - Mohr Siebeck
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Julian Bauer

Zellen, Wellen, Systeme

Eine Genealogie systemischen Denkens, 1880–1980

[Cells, Waves, Systems. A Genealogy of Systems Thinking, 1880–1980.]

2016. XII, 360 pages.

Historische Wissensforschung 5

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Published in German.
Julian Bauer charts the intellectual and visual culture of systems thinking between 1880 and 1980.
The Open Access version of the publication can be found at online.mohr.de.
The history of systems theory does not start with the rise of cybernetics in the post-war 20th century. It rather took off in the late 19th century's now largely forgotten organismic sociology. Authors like Talcott Parsons or Niklas Luhmann can't, however, be reduced solely to a single line of descent. Julian Bauer outlines the plural origins of systemic ideas by portraying their broad foundation in different strands of holist thinking and thus provincialises systems theory. His book charts the intellectual and visual culture of systems thinking between 1880 and 1980.
The Open Access version of the publication can be found at online.mohr.de.
Authors/Editors

Julian Bauer 2001–06 Studium der Geschichte, Philosophie, Kunst- und Medienwissenschaften; 2012 Promotion; 2012–15 Postdoc in der DFG-Forschergruppe »Was wäre wenn?« mit einem Projekt zu Ernst Machs Theorie und Praxis des Gedankenexperiments; seit 2015 Referent für Forschung & Innovation bei der European University Association in Brüssel.

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