Article ID: CBB001252237

On Mario Bunge's Definition of System and System Boundary (2012)


Cavallo, Andrew M. (Author)

Science and Education
Volume: 21, no. 10
Issue: 10
Pages: 1595-1599

Publication Date: 2012
Edition Details: Part of a special issue, “Mario Bunge: Evaluations of His Systematic Philosophy”
Language: English

In this short paper we discuss Mario Bunge's definition of system boundary. It is quickly discovered that Bunge's definition of system and system boundary are both deficient. We thus propose new definitions, which (hopefully) improve the situation. Our definition of system boundary works off the same intuition behind Bunge's.

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Authors & Contributors
Matthews, Michael R.
Frigg, Roman
Weiskopf, Daniel A.
Brown, Harold I.
Alvarez de Morales, Camilo
Vázquez de Benito, María de la Concepción
Science and Education
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science
British Journal for the Philosophy of Science
Dynamis: Acta Hispanica ad Medicinae Scientiarumque Historiam Illustrandam
Endeavour: Review of the Progress of Science
Arizona State University
Philosophy of science
Systems theory
Quantum mechanics
Cognitive psychology
Bunge, Mario
Ginés, Juan Vernet
Beck, Guido
Time Periods
20th century
21st century
20th century, late
Latin America

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