Len R. Troncale

American biologist

Lenard Raphael Troncale (born 1943) is an American biologist, systems theorist, Professor Emeritus of Cellular and Molecular Biology, and former Director of the Institute for Advanced Systems Studies at the California State Polytechnic University.

Len R. Troncale, 2016

QuotesEdit

  • There is a need to make general systems theory more user friendly.
    • Troncale L. (1985). "The future of general systems research: obstacles, potentials, case studies." Systems Research 2: 43–84.
  • Three unique and still timely aspects of Miller's text Living Systems were his citation of 173 specific ‘cross-level’ hypotheses, his unification of a vast number of phenomena from the biomedical sciences to the social sciences using a consistent taxonomy of seven hierarchical levels and 20 subsystems, and his consistent effort to make systems hypotheses more testable.
    • Len R. Troncale "Towards a science of systems." Systems Research and Behavioral Science 23.3 (2006): 301-321.
  • We concluded then that it was more reasonable to expect a hierarchy of partial theories than to expect one overarching general theory.
    • Len R. Troncale "Towards a science of systems." Systems Research and Behavioral Science 23.3 (2006): 317
  • The overall field of systems science is still in formation.
    • Troncale L. (2006; 554) as cited in: Hieronymi, Andreas. "Understanding systems science: A visual and integrative approach." Systems research and behavioral science 30.5 (2013): 580-595.
  • There is still insufficient integration of the many different strains of systems theory and systems tools.
    • Troncale L. (2006; 560) as cited in: Hieronymi, Andreas. "Understanding systems science: A visual and integrative approach." Systems research and behavioral science 30.5 (2013): 580-595.

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