Tokarev M.V. On the definition of General System Theory. European Science Review/ Scientific journal/ №2, 2014 (March-April)
Known classic of General Systems Theory V.N. Sadowski [3, 51-56] analyzes dozens of existing Systems' definitions. Other authors add new definitions, but a single, universally accepted Systems definition still does not exist. Why this happens, what matters in definitions do not have the answers yet, how "General Systems Theory" metascience and particularistic science relate, the paradoxes of general systems theory will be discussed in this article. These issues arise of the analysis of existing definitions and their research by V.N. Sadowski in the book "Foundations of General Systems Theory." From our point of view as long as it is the best and most comprehensive study to date of the existing state of things in terms of the General System Theory (GST). The purpose of this paper is to formulate the most pressing issues in the context of system definitions and offer their solutions.