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The Joshua Lederberg Papers

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Letter from Joshua Lederberg to Leslie H. Gelb, Council on Foreign Relations pdf (56,195 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Joshua Lederberg to Leslie H. Gelb, Council on Foreign Relations
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Date:
1997-05-07 (May 7, 1997)
Creator:
Lederberg, Joshua
Recipient:
Gelb, Leslie H.
Council on Foreign Relations
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Metadata Record Letter from Leslie H. Gelb, Council on Foreign Relations to Joshua Lederberg (March 24, 1997) pdf (54,169 Bytes) ocr (1,162 Bytes)
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Box Number: 140
Folder Number: 55
Unique Identifier:
BBGMMT
Accession Number:
103
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
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application/pdf
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Good
Series: Public Service
SubSeries: Other
SubSubSeries: Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
SubSubSubSeries: Correspondence
Folder: General, 1985-1999
Transcript:
Leslie Gelb -- CFR
[stamped, Professor Joshua Lederberg
The Rockefeller University
New York, N Y 10021-6399]
[stamped, May -- 7 1987]
Dear Leslie -- re System Theory
Hedley Bull is my inspiration on the international system.
In the physical sciences, see Control Theory, esp. Norbert Wiener -- cybernetics.
"Computer Systems" -- see Wilkes MV and John von Neumann re inspirations for system theory in biology.
Within biology, abstract system theory has a checkered reputation, but see attached bibliography.
Josh.
Re engineering systems -- ask Ken Keller -- but see Eberhard Rechtin on Systems Architecture
Oh! Stuart Kauffman (at Santa Fe Institute) has a good claim as major contemporary systems theorist in biology. Complexity and all that.
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2007-01-19
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