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**This site serves as a preview of the dissertation work of Kent Palmer, Ph.D. **(See kentpalmer.info)** for a thesis with the title The Foundations of Emergent Meta-systems Theory and Practice (this title may change) under the auspices of Defense and Systems Institute (DASI) [**formerly Systems Engineering & Evaluation Center (SEEC)**] at the University of South Australia. Everything on this site is copyrighted and not meant for distribution except for personal study and constructive critique for the enlightenment of the author in order to help him toward his research goal. **

**Degree awarded 2009.12.17**

**For further information see ArchonicNet.**

**The adviser for this project is ****Dr. Tim Ferris**.

**General Description of Research**

**Newer Short Version**

The Foundations of Emergent Meta-systems Theory and Practice

Considers the role of a generalization of systems theory in systems engineering. That generalization of systems theory is called General Schemas Theory and Special Schemas Theory. It generalizes by considering the relation of the "systems" schema to other schemas like "form", "pattern", "openscape", "domain", etc. Emergent Meta-systems is a combination of the systems schema and the three special schemas into an emergent higher level construct which encompasses several schemas at the same time. These extensions to general systems theory have implications for the mathematical and philosophical foundations of Systems Engineering Theory and Practice. See research page at http://holonomic.net

**Older Long Version**

My research concerns The Foundations of Emergent Meta-systems Theory and Practice. In general it is aimed at what is called General Schemas Theory of which Systems Theory is one example. General Schemas Theory includes other kinds of schemas such as Pattern, Form, Meta-system, Domain, World, Kosmos as well as other schemas which are projected upon things in the world, especially in practical pursuits like the Systems Engineering Architectural Design Process. Special Systems are certain peculiar schemas that show up as emergent thresholds of organization between the System and Meta-systems schemas that have some unusual properties. There are three special systems called Dissipative Ordering, Autopoietic Symbiotic, and Reflexive Social. These together with the normal Systems Schema produce the Emergent Meta-system meta-schema complex. The research is ultimately directed at trying to understand better the Emergent Meta-system meta-schema. I am now involved in writing a series of working papers called the "Anti-Thesis" which is reviewing all the various schemas that I know of at this time. Once this review has been accomplished I intend to write another series of working papers called the "Thesis" which will explore the Special Systems in relation to this background. The emphasis is upon the philosophical and theoretical aspects of the schemas and their interrelations as well as their implications for practice. Then third series of working papers will hopefully be written called the "Synthesis" that will concentrate on the Emergent Meta-system. Previous efforts to attempt to understand this series of schemas can be viewed at http://archonic.net. The current research hopes to bring all of these schemas into greater focus and make them more accessible and clear to our understanding as a basis for extending Systems Theory and Engineering Practice to other schemas and thereby lay the foundations for understanding General Schemas theory and practice. It is hoped this work will lead to an as expansion of Systems Theory and Systems Engineering into a new horizon of theoretical sophistication and practical competence. At this time only about three schemas (pattern, form, system) are regularly used by practitioners. General Schemas theory would attempt to comprehend as many as possible of the available schemas developed in the scientific literature in response to various problems and phenomena. The goal is to understand schemas theory as a whole in itself and how that grounds our understanding of the various schemas. But further the goal is to understand the role of the Special Systems and the Emergent Meta-systems schemas within this context of General Schemas Theory. These special schemas have very strange and unique properties that deserve our theoretical attention. An analogy that might be of use is the relation of String Theory to the Standard Model in Physics. The attempt to develop a General Schemas Theory and its exploration of the Special Schemas and their interaction is like string theory in relation to the current practice in Systems Theory and Systems Engineering which is like the standard model of physics. In other words the goal is to stretch our understanding of Systems Theory as the basis of Systems Engineering as far as possible using postmodern philosophy and recent developments in systems theory and mathematics in order to get a glimmer of what the future of our discipline might be like.

Research Proposal circa 2003

Longer Explanation of Research Program circa 2006

Dissertation Online as of 2010.02.22

Working Papers

The working papers for this dissertation has these parts:

**General Schemas Theory I (**genealogy**)**Exploration of the roots of the Concept of Schemas in the Tradition*(written fourth, unfinished)***General Schemas Theory II (**foundations**)**Exploration of the Mathematical basis of Schemas*(written second)***General Schemas Theory III (**metaphysics of emergence**)**Exploration of the possibility of Ultra Being and other deeper ontological structures that might underlie the Schemas.*(written third, unfinished)***General Schemas Theory IV**(antithesis) Meditation on the Individual Schemas*(written first)***Special Schemas Theory**(thesis) Special Systems*(written fifth)***Emergent Meta-Schemas Theory**(synthesis) Emergent Meta-systems*(not written yet)***Practical Applications****Dissertation Drafts***(written sixth)***Occasional Papers**

General Schemas Theory

Kent Palmer, Ph.D.

*Beware -- This is an unedited draft.*

**Genealogy of General Schemas Theory**

Plato and the Development of the Form Schema

Plato and the Problematic of Schematization

Plato and the Names of the Gods

*. . . unfinished commentary . . .*

**Foundations of General Schemas Theory**

General Schemas Theory version published at CSER 2004

A Framework for Exploring General Systems Theory submitted to SETE 2004 accepted but not given

An Application to Systems Engineering of a Framework of General Schemas Theory submitted to CSER 2005

Negative Dimensionality and General Schemas Theory

Pascal Simplicies and General Schemas Theory

N-Category Theory and General Schemas Theory

Next Steps toward General Schemas Theory: An Interlude

The Metaphysics of Emergence and General Schemas Theory

Transformational Schematic Representation, Repetition, and Mimesis across Dimensions

A Dialectical, as well as Geometrical and Algebraic, Model of System and Meta-system Synergies. submitted to SETE 2004 accepted but not given

*. . . finished . . .*

A Strange Kind of Being Emerges

Schemas Theory

The Future and Past of Schemas Theory

*. . . finished . . .*

See also nondual.net or nondual-science.net

A Possible Nondual Renaissance within the Western Worldview

Nonduality and the Western Worldview:

Nondual Science in a Broader Context

A Candidate Theory of a Nondual Science

The Anatomy of a Nondual Science Theory:

Looking Closer at the Theory of Special Systems

Theoretical Models and Images in Nondual Science:

Modern Theories and Ancient Images that Approximate the Model of Nondual Science and the other Open Horizons of Research

Mathematical and Physical Anomalies in Nondual Science:

Hypercomplex Algebras, Nonorientable Surfaces and other Anomalies

Emergent Meta-systems and Nondual Science:

Dynamics of the Special Systems and the production of Gaia

Schematization and Nondual Science

The Foundations of Holonomics

Nondual Science Heuristics

The basis for Traditional Sciences based on Nondual Science

Horizons of Exploration within a World of Discovery

Thinking through Nonduality

An Exploration of the Foundations of Nonduality

Questioning the Terminology of Nonduality

An Exploration of the Foundations of Nonduality

A Framework for the Science of Nonduality *(written)*

Fundamentals of a Science of Nonduality

*. . . finished . . .*

**Applications**

A Critique of SysML from the point of view of General Schemas Theory submitted to CSER 2005

Beyond Dynamic Ontologies to N-ontologies and the foundations of

Emergence in Fundamental Ontology accepted for Dynamic Ontology Conference

Self-Adaptation, Self-Organization and Special Systems Theory

Quantum Games and Meta-systems Theory

*end working papers for dissertation*

**Foundations of General Schemas Theory**

**Chapter 1. Introduction to the Foundations of General Schemas Theory**

**Chapter 2. Prolegomena to any Future General Schemas Theory**

**Chapter 3. Mathematical Foundations of General Schemas Theory**

**Chapter 4. Schematization of the Schemas in the Meta-schematic Field **

**Chapter 5. Higher Synergetics and Syzygies of the Meta-Schematic Field **

**Chapter 6. Theory of the Microgenesis of Schemas **

**Chapter 7. Negative Meta ^{n}-dimensionality **

**Chapter 8. The Genesis of the Schemas from the Singularity in the Meta-system **

**Chapter 9. Worldview Structure and Spacetime Symmetries and Asymmetries **

**Chapter 10. Conceptualization and the Meta2-worldview (Meta-knot) field **

**Chapter 11. Afoundationalism in Schemas Theory **

*. . . finished . . .*

**Dissertation **

**final version**

Explorations in Systems Phenomenology in relation to Ontology, Hermeneutics and the Meta-dialectics of Design

Direct Link to Dissertation if School Link does not workThis dissertation draft corrected and revised has been accepted by the Readers as the culmination of this research project .

The final version was dated 9/28/2009 at the time of acceptance.

Corrections where submitted 11/9/2009 (v75 CD5d).

Degree award December 17 2009Bibliography

*. . . finished . . .*

Autonomic Systems and Speical Systems Theory

**Radical Knowledge Discovery and Emergence**

A Critique of SysML from the point of view of General Schemas Theory

Society for Chaos in Psychology and the Life Sciences

Special Systems Theory briefing (ppt) (pdf)

CSER 2011

Reworking the Integral System Engineering Method Domain Specific Languages paper

Integral Systems Engineering Methodology briefing

conference: talk mp3

**Meta-systems, Complexity and Emergence .ppt**

**talk mp3**

**Emergence and Complexity in relation to General Schemas Theory**

**Exploring Intelligent Entreprise System Limitations (accepted)**

**Toward an Intelligent Military Enterprise:
An Introduction to an Approach to Joint Forces based on Meta-systems Theory**

**The Evolving Joint Perspective and Meta-systems Theory:
A Case Study based on the Joint Vision Document (accepted)**

**INCOSE LA Mini 2005 Conference Presentation of Same Talk**

**Proposed "Integral Systems Engineering Methodology" Architectural Design Language pdf**

**CSER Conference April 15 & 16 2004 Draft Presentations and Papers**

See http://www.usc.edu/dept/engineering/cser/

Final version E of General Schemas Theory short paper MSWord

Preliminary version General Schemas Theory short paper MSWord

General Schemas Theory long paper MSWord

Comments on Paper by Anonymous Readers

Final thirteenth version for CSER Presentation Power Point -- Presented at Conference Short Version

Audio presentation of talk at conference MP3 WAV

Report on the aftermath of a conversation:

Towards a Possible Approach to Metasystems as Escapements :

On a Simple Geometrical and Algebraic Representation of Emergence pdf

**which led to . . .**

A Dialectical, as well as Geometrical and Algebraic, Model of System and Meta-system synergies. submitted to SETE 2004 late

*end draft of occasional papers*

**ISSS Conference July 4th thru July 9th 2004**

See ISSS.org

Final Papers:

From General Systems Theory to General Schemas Theory .doc

Conference Talk .mp3

Presentation .ppt

Science and the Metaphysics of Emergence .doc

Conference Talk .mp3

Presentation .ppt

*end ISSS 2004 papers*

**Dynamic Ontology Sept. 2004 Trinto Italy**

See http://www.unitn.it/events/do/

Conference Talk .mp3

Presentation .ppt

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