Cybernetics & Human Knowing, Volume 14: A Journal of Second-Order Cybernetics Autopoiesis and Cyber-Semiotics

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Imprint Academic, 2008 - Computers - 200 pages
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his book brings together international experts on the application of Niklas Luhmann's theory of society as autopoietic communication. Luhmann's sociological systems theory is counter-intuitive and in its detached coolness difficult for many to understand and accept. Naturally they ask: is it really worth the trouble to learn? This book demonstrates what this combination of systems theory, Batesonian information theory, von Foerster's second-order cybernetics, Maturana and Varela's autopoiesis and Husserl's phenomenology can offer.

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Dirk Baecker is Professor of Sociology and Management at Witten/Herdecke University. He is the author, most recently, of" Poker im Osten.

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