Ludwig von Bertalanffy Quote

The characteristic of the organism is first that it is more than the sum of its parts and second that the single processes are ordered for the maintenance of the whole.


p. 305; as cited in: Cliff Hooker ed. (2011) Philosophy of Complex Systems. p. 189 - Kritische Theorie der Formbildung (1928, 1933)

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