Designing Freedom

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House of Anansi, Nov 18, 1993 - Science - 112 pages
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Distinguished cyberneticist Stafford Beer states the case for a new science of systems theory and cybernetics. His essays examine such issues as The Real Threat to All We Hold Most Dear, The Discarded Tools of Modern Man, A Liberty Machine in Prototype, Science in the Service of Man, The Future That Can Be Demanded Now, The Free Man in a Cybernetic World.

Designing Freedom ponders the possibilities of liberty in a cybernetic world.

 

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Contents

The Real Threat to All We Hold Most Dear
1
The Disregarded Tools of Modern Man
18
A Liberty Machine in Prototype
35
Science in the Service of Man
53
The Future That Can Be Demanded Now
70
The Free Man in a Cybernetic World
87
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About the author (1993)

Stafford Beer, an international consultant in the sciences of management and effective organization, wrote hundreds of papers and articles and five books, among them Decision and Control, Management Science, and Platform for Change. He died in August 2002.

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