Sociocybernetics: a perspective for living in complexity

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Social Systems Press, 1992 - Computers - 292 pages
"...a very fine volume & a welcome contribution to the burgeoning literature on sociocybernetics."--Prof. Kenneth D. Bailey, University of California, Los Angeles. " excellent introduction to the kind of thinking that students need to master in order to grasp the complexity of our global society."--Prof. Michael Schwalbe, North Carolina State University. What leads so many of us to try & use magic bullets to solve our social & personal problems? How do we know that our way of thinking is correct? The sociocybernetic perspective provides a view of the world that can help us understand this increasing complexity & manage it in our personal & group life. SOCIOCYBERNETICS compares scientific approaches & other ways of understanding the material world noting the weaknesses in each. Sociocybernetics is the humanistic application of the principles of cybernetics to understanding people & human societies. It is the task of SOCIOCYBERNETICS to show the awesome power of perspective, introduce new ideas concerning the scientific understanding of the human condition & to make this introduction accessible to the average person. Anyone interested in the foundations of any of the social sciences or in a perspective permitting interdisciplinary general education will find this perspective invaluable.

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