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- “A characteristic of many of the natural sciences is the concept of a ‘system’, for example, the solar system. In order to fix our ideas, we may consider Willard Gibbs's generalized description of a ‘physico-chemical system’. A physico-chemical system is an isolated material aggregate. It consists of components, which are individual substances, like water or alcohol. These substances are found, singly or together, in phases. Phases are physically homogeneous solid, liquid, or gaseous parts of the system, e.g., ice, or a solution of alcohol in water, or air. The system is further characterized by the concentrations of the components in the phases, by its temperature, and by its pressure. Pareto’s social system contains individuals; they are roughly analogous to Gibbs’ components.”
- Henderson, Lawrence. (1935). Pareto’s General Sociology (§3: The Physico-chemical System, pg. 10, §4: The Social System, pgs. 16). Publisher.
- Social system – Hmolpedia 2020.