# Systems Thinking As described in [[Wikipedia]]: > [!quote] **Systems thinking** is a way of making sense of the complexity of the world by looking at it in terms of wholes and relationships rather than by splitting it down into its parts. It has been used as a way of exploring and developing effective action in complex contexts. Systems thinking draws on and contributes to [systems theory](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Systems_theory "Systems theory") and the [system sciences](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Systems_science "Systems science"). > Wikipedia Another nice definition: > [!quote] Systems theory says that the behavior of the system is determined by its structure. The structure of the system is determined by the architecture and design. > [Systems theory and emergent design - SimTLiX](https://simtlix.com/systems-theory-and-emergent-design/) Systems thinking is about [[Composition]], in order to work effectively with [[Complexity|complex]] contexts. It relies on [[Systems Thinking]]. An important part is the interconnection of the objects considered, which is why there is a strong link (at least to me) to [[Category Theory]] (see [[Categorical Systems Theory]]). Because of the interconnection, [[Systems Thinking]] makes us reason about [[Feedback Loops]]. ## Links Not really read: - [The Systems Thinker – A Lifetime of Systems Thinking - The Systems Thinker](https://thesystemsthinker.com/a-lifetime-of-systems-thinking/) - [The Systems Thinker – Systems Thinking: What, Why, When, Where, and How? - The Systems Thinker](https://thesystemsthinker.com/systems-thinking-what-why-when-where-and-how/) - [https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/285442/12-1043-introduction-to-systems-thinking-gse-seminar.pdf](https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/285442/12-1043-introduction-to-systems-thinking-gse-seminar.pdf) ## Books - [[BOOK - An Introduction to General Systems Thinking - Gerald M. Weinberg]] - [[BOOK - Thinking in Systems - Donella Meadows]]