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|+||**SYSTEMS THEORY/SCIENCE/PHILOSOPHY/THINKING/APPROACH/METHODOLOGY/SYSTEMICS** is a transdisciplinary and multiperspective scientific inquiry that studies structure and properties in terms of their interrelationships. Ervin Laszlo contrasts the system model with the Classical science model of reductionism as a shifting of emphasis **//from parts to the organization of parts//**; from the **"component to the dynamic"** as he puts it. Erich Jantsch writes, "Quite generally, a system becomes observable and definable through its interactions. <ref>Jantsch E (1980) The Self-Organizing-Universe. Pergamon Press</ref> They emphasize that it is through these mutually interactive relationships that **//new properties of the whole emerge.//** Bela H Banathy regards this observation to be the "value" of systems theory; as **this new whole has //properties which are not found in the constituent elements//**. "We cannot understand the whole bit by bit" he explains. <!--(See Note 1:) -->|