Martin Zwick Systematics Papers
PAPERS RELATED TO SOME BENNETT & WORK IDEAS
Following are lists of my papers in systems theory and philosophy that have connections to Work ideas, especially to the ideas of John G. Bennett. In the A list below, the connections are relatively direct; in the B list, they're indirect. These papers are also accessible here; click on the Jump to Category pull-down menu and select Systems Theory and Philosophy. Under C is a more personal paper. Under D, I list a few pieces on Jewish themes that bear on inner work. A website that lists these papers is at https://sites.google.com/view/zwickonsomejgbideas .
The website that has the papers at the links below has a glitch in it, so that sometimes clicking on the link gives an error message first, but then clicking on the link a second time works.
A. PAPERS HAVING CONNECTIONS TO THESE IDEAS
Ideas and Graphs (2018)
Zwick, Martin (2018). “Ideas and Graphs.” International Journal of General Systems, Vol 47, No. 7, 731-750.
Zwick, Martin (2015) "Mind and Life: Is the Materialist Neo-Darwinian Conception of Nature False?." Biological Theory: 1-14.
A discussion of ‘mind’ that utilizes Bennett’s scheme of automatic, sensitive, and conscious energies.
Zwick, Martin (2015). “Freedom as a Natural Phenomenon.” Foundations of Science, Vol. 20, No. 3, DOI 10.1007/s10699-015-9433-z.
A characterization of ‘freedom’ using Bennett’s 3-2-1 triad and these three energies.
Levels of Altruism (2014)
Zwick, Martin and Fletcher, J. (2014). "Levels of Altruism." Biological Theory, March 2014, Volume 9, Issue 1, pp. 100-107: DOI 10.1007/s13752-013-0145-8.
Types of altruism schematized using the octave.
Zwick, Martin (2014). "Complexity Theory and Political Change: Talcott Parsons Occupies Wall Street." In Complexity and the Human Experience, Modeling Complexity in the Human and Social Sciences, Paul A. Youngman & Mirsad Hadzikadic, editors, CRC Press, 2014, pp. 141-160.
Similarity of Parsons’ “action” to Bennett’s tetrad; some political implications.
Zwick, Martin (2010) "Personal Knowledge and the Inner Sciences." In Markus Locker, ed., Systems Theory and Theology: The Living Interplay between Science and Religion, pp. 49-61. Eugene: Pickwick Publications.
Conceptualizing inner work as science.
Holism and Human History (2009)
Zwick, Martin (2009) "Holism and Human History." Metanexus, July 19, 2009 (Cosmos, Nature and Culture: A Transdisciplinary Conference, Phoenix, Arizona). Reprinted in Metanexus, June 19, 2009.
Modeling human history using ideas from the octave and enneagram.
Zwick, Martin (2007) "Systems Metaphysics: A Bridge from Science to Religion." Metanexus conference: Transdisciplinarity and the Unity of Knowledge: Beyond the Science and Religion Dialogue. June 2-6, 2007; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Reprinted in Metanexus, June 24, 2007.
Conceptions of ‘sacred isomorphisms’ and ‘inner science.’
Zwick, Martin (1984) "Incompleteness, Negation, Hazard: On The Precariousness Of Systems." Nature and System Vol.6. (1984). pp. 33-42.
A systems-theoretic exploration of Bennett’s ideas on hazard.
Zwick, Martin (1978) “Some Analogies of Hierarchical Order in Biology and Linguistics.” Applied General Systems Research: Recent Developments & Trends, edited by George J. Klir, New York: Plenum Press, 1978, pp. 521-529.
Structural parallelisms illustrating aspects of the octave.
B. ADDITIONAL PAPERS HAVING INDIRECT CONNECTIONS
Naharaim (2020); 14(1): 5-33.
Presented at "Back to Redemption," International Rosenzweig Society Conference, Feb. 17-22, 2019, Jerusalem, Israel.
Presented at the 70th Annual Northwest Philosophy Conference, Bellevue College, October 19-20, Bellevue WA.
Partially overlapping papers on Rosenzweig’s hexad, which is completely different from Bennett’s hexad.
In Markus Locker, ed., Systems Theory and Theology: The Living Interplay between Science and Religion, pp.62-96, Eugene: Pickwick Publications.
A systems theoretic examination of the similarity of two religious symbols.
Religion East & West, the Journal of the Institute for World Religions, Issue #9, October 2009, pp. 67-87.
An earlier and abbreviated version of the above 2010 paper.
A Conversation on Theodicy (2008)
Metanexus, January 9, 2008.
International Journal of General Systems.
A discussion of some dyads of opposing values.
Understanding Imperfection (2000)
World Congress of the Systems Sciences & 44th Annual Meeting of the International Society for the Systems Sciences, Toronto, July 16-22, 2000.
Further thoughts on Bennett’s ideas on hazard.
Advances in Systems Science and Applications Inauguration Issue I, pp. 37-42.
Ontological implications of the lawfulness of imperfection.
Dialectics and Catastrophe (1978)
Sociocybernetics, 1978,1 pp. 129-154.
Relevance of dialectics, as interpreted via catastrophe theory, to some of Bennett’s systems.
C. A PERSONAL PAPER
Caravan of Stilts (2018)
Proceedings of the 23rd All and Everything 2018 International Conference, pp. 163-176.
An allegory based on the Gobi expedition in Meetings with Remarkable Men.
D. JEWISH WORK
Western Jewish Studies Association meeting, Palm Desert, California, May 5-6 2019
Mussar and Spinoza (2016)
Western Judaic Studies Association meeting in Salem, Oregon, on April 20, 2016
Mussar is a Jewish tradition of work on oneself.
Some of these thoughts are Work-inspired.