Symbolic Generalizations and Definitions

To take a closer look at one of Ackoff's Symbolic Generalizations and Definitions, click on the appropriate ball to the left of the subject which interests you.

The disciplinary nature of science is a filing system of knowledge. (PS 4)
A system consists of a set of individuals but is itself an individual. (PS 19)
The definition of goal-seeking individuals and systems. (PS 30)
The definition of multi-goal seeking individuals or systems. (PS 31)
The definition of a purposeful individual or system. (PS 31)
The definition of personality. (PS 41)
The definition of producer-product concept. (PS 22)

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