Observing Systems

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Intersystems Publications, Jan 1, 1984 - Cognition - 331 pages

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A fundamental book.
It represents the evolution from the original cybernetics of complex machines (observed systems) to the Second-Order Cybernetics, the one of the "observing systems", e.g. the
human living systems.
Among the book's key concepts, the distinction between "banal and non-banal machines" and the fact that "human communication belongs more to the domain of ethics and love rather than of the ones of logic, mathematics or cybernetics".
Unmissable.
 

Contents

PARTI
75
On SelfOrganizing Systems and Their Environments 1
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y Time and Memory
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