SYSTEMS SCIENCE AS A SYSTEM OF KNOWLEDGE:AN EXPLORATION RESEARCH OF ITS STRUCTURE

Isaias José Badillo-Piña, Ricardo Tejeida-Padilla, Ignacio Enrique Peon-Escalante

Abstract


This paper presents a brief exploratory research work on the structure of Systems Science. To guide the exploration through the jungle of domains, concepts, theories and methodologies, the Domain of Science Model developed by John Warfield was used as a compass.

Given that Systems Science is itself a system, it is researched like a conceptual/real system, considering the consensual points of view expressed by theoretical and practical systemists in congresses as well as in traditional and recent research documents.

The exploration research helped to identity and elucidates the main components of the body of knowledge, which integrate the Systems Science as a whole, such as:

The domain of the Systems Science
The conceptual space and language of Systems Science
The theoretical relations inside the Systems Science
The methods of the Systems Science

Keywords


Science Model, Domain of Systems Sciences, Concepts, theory, methodology System

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