A Systems View of Man explores the historical development of symbolic language, examines the nature of human values, and shows how a current breakdown of symbolic universes contributes to the feeling of meaninglessness so prevalent in modern society.
1. Man's Universe of Symbols 2. Human Values in a Changing World 3. Comments on Aggression 4. Systems Perspectives on the Problem of Mental Illness 5. A Definition of the Symbol 6. An Etymology of Symbolism 7. The Evolutionary Origins of Symbolism 8. The Mind-Body Problem: A New View 9. General Theory of Systems: Application to Psychology 10. Toward a Generalized Theoretical Model for Psychology 11. Problems of Education in America 12. On Interdisciplinary Study