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Ontologies, Taxonomies and thesauri in Systems Science and Systematics by Emilia Currás

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Thesauri in systems theory

Today, human knowledge has evolved at such a rate in modern times that its fields of action have expanded, meaning that we can no longer think of a single human activity as isolated in its own field. Individuals are no longer isolated entities in nature, they now find themselves in the midst of nature, surrounded by all its causes and effects: at the same time, other individuals with similar characteristics share that experience. In my writings I have spoken about humankind as a unique entity in charge – whether consciously or unconsciously – of a destiny which carries it towards the fulfilment of goals, goals which can be proposed or pre-posed. But humankind, which must fulfil its purpose, would not be capable of ...

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