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PCP as a collaborative attempt to integrate and found existing knowledge has predecessors in general intellectual history (Talmud, Adler), as well as in the history of systems science and cybernetics. In particular different similar attempts to build compendia or "encyclopedia-like" works can be mentioned, such as Krippendorf's Dictionary of Cybernetics, Singh's Systems and Control Encyclopedia, Charles François' Dictionary of Systems and Cybernetics, the work of Troncale and Snow in the context of the International Society for Systems Science, and the Glossary on Cybernetics and Systems Theory developed for the American Society for Cybernetics.

In mathematics, we can mention Whitehead and Russell's Principia Mathematica, and the Bourbaki group's cooperative work on the set-theoretic foundations of mathematics

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C. Joslyn, F. Heylighen,

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