Since the sixties a paradigm shift in the disciplines of science, in system thinking and evolutionary thinking, and in philosophy and "weltanschauung" has been underway towards a Theory of Evolutionary Systems. Still there are gaps in theoretical knowledge to which philosophical theorizing may put forward heuristic offers.
Four research teams from the Vienna University of Technology, University Kassel, Russian Academy of Sciences, and Kiev National Shevchenko University conjointly undertake the task to help to fill some of the gaps.
Project start was July 2001. Duration is 36 months.
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