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Martin Zwick Systematics Papers

 

 PAPERS RELATED TO WORK IDEAS, ESPECIALLY IDEAS OF J. G. BENNETT
Martin Zwick
Professor of Systems Science
Portland State University
2/10/2019

 

Following is a list of my papers in systems theory and philosophy that have some connections to Work ideas.
These papers are also accessible at my web site,
https://www.pdx.edu/sysc/research-systems-theory-and-philosophy

 

 

PAPERS HAVING CONNECTIONS TO THESE IDEAS

Ideas and Graphs (2018)
An exposition of the relation of graph theory to Bennett's systematics, primarily his tetrad.
https:Uwww.pdx.edu/sysc/sites/www.pdx.edu.sysc/files/ldeas%20and%20Graphs%20%28journa l%20ar ticle%29.pdf

 

Mind and Life: Is the Materialist Neo-Darwinian Conception of Nature False? (2016)
A discussion of 'mind' that utilizes Bennett's scheme of automatic/sensitive/conscious energies.
https:/Iwww.pdx.edu/svsc/sites/www.pdx.edu.sysc/files/Nagel web O.pdf

 

Freedom as a Natural Phenomenon (201S)
A characterization of 'freedom' using Bennett's 3-2-1 triad and these three energies.
https:/Iwww.pdx.edu/sysc/sites/www.pdx.edu.sysc/files/freedom FS web.pdf

 

Levels of Altruism (2014)
Types of altruism schematized using the octave.
https:/lwww.pdx.edu/sysc/sites/www.pdx.edu.sysc/files/levels altruism BiolTheory web. pdf

 

Complexity Theory and Political Change: Talcott Parsons Occupies Wall Street (2014)
Similarity of Parsons' "action" to Bennett's tetrad; some political implications.
https:/lwww. pdx.edu/sysc/sites/www.pdx.edu.sysc/files/Parsons%20QWS%20chapter.pdf

 

Personal Knowledge and the Inner Sciences (2010)
Conceptualizing inner work as science.
https:/lwww.pdx.edu/sites/www.pdx.edu.sysc/files/PKIS stt.pdf

 

Holism and Human History (2009)
Modeling human history using ideas from the octave and enneagram.
https:/lmetanexus.net/hol ism-and-human-history/

 

Systems Metaphysics: A Bridge from Science to Religion (2007)
Conceptions of 'sacred isomorphisms' and 'inner science.'
https:ljwww.metanexus.net/systems-metaphysics-bridge-science-religion/

 

Incompleteness, Negation, Hazard: On the Precariousness of Systems (1984)
A systems-theoretic exploration of Bennett's ideas on hazard.
https:l/www.pdx.edu/sysc/sites/www.pdx.edu.sysc/files/incomplete O.pdf

 

Some Analogies of Hierarchical Order in Biology and linguistics (1978)
Structural parallelisms illustrating aspects of the octave.
https:l/www.pdx.edu/sites/www.pdx.edu.sysc/files/sysc hbl2.pdf
 

 

ADDITIONAL PAPERS HAVING INDIRECT CONNECTIONS

 

Rosenzweig's Star of Redemption and Systems Theory (2018)
An exposition of Rosenzweig's hexad (different from Bennett 's hexad).
https:l/www. pdx.edu/sysc/sites/www.pdx.edu.sysc/files/Rosenzweig%20NPC2018.pdf

 

Symbolic Structures as Systems: On the Near Isomorphism of Two Religious Symbols (2010)
A systems theoretic examination of the similarity of two religious symbols.
https:Uwww.pdx.edu/sites/www.pdx.edu.sysc/files/symbol stt.pdf

 

The Diagram of the Supreme Pole and the Kabbalistic Tree (2009)
(An earlier and abbreviated version of the above paper.)
https:/Iwww.pdx.edu/sites/www.pdx.edu.sysc/files/symbol rew2s.pdf

 

A Conversation on Theodicy (2008)
A dialog developing the view that imperfection is a lawful consequence of hazard and that perfecting is our human responsibility.
https://www.metanexus.net/conversation-theodicy/

 

A Book Review of Systems: New Paradigms for the Human Sciences (2001)
A discussion of some dyads of opposing values.
https:l/www.pdx.edu/sites/www.pdx.edu.sysc/files/sysc kreview.pdf

 

Understanding Imperfection (2000)
Further thoughts on Bennett's ideas on hazard.
https:l/www.pdx.edll/sites/www.pdx.edll.sysc/files/sysc ISSS plenary. pdf

 

Towards an Ontology of Problems (1995)
Ontological implications of the lawfulness of imperfection.
https:/Iwww.pdx.edu/sites/www.pdx.edu.sysc/files/sysc mz assa met.pdf

 

Dialectics and Catastrophe (1978)
Relevance of dialectics, as interpreted via catastrophe theory, to some of Bennett's systems.
https:l/www.pdx.edu/sysc/sites/www.pdx.edu.sysc/fil es/Dialectics%20%26%20Catastrophe.pdf