New Perspectives on Cybernetics: Self-Organization, Autonomy and Connectionism / Edition 1

New Perspectives on Cybernetics: Self-Organization, Autonomy and Connectionism / Edition 1

by G. Vijver
     
 

ISBN-10: 0792315197

ISBN-13: 9780792315193

Pub. Date: 11/30/1991

Publisher: Springer Netherlands

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780792315193
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Publication date:
11/30/1991
Series:
Synthese Library Series, #220
Edition description:
1992
Pages:
268
Product dimensions:
8.27(w) x 11.69(h) x 0.24(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Different kinds of cybernetics.- Self-organization and complexity.- Ends and meaning in machine-like systems.- Hierarchical non-equilibrium self-organization as the new post-cybernetic perspective.- A priori and a posteriori in cognitive praxis: the model for the regulation of agonistic antagonistic couples.- Non-rational cognitive processes as changes of distinctions.- Epistemological issues.- Self-organization and autonomy in a post-cybernetic perspective. Epistemological issues.- The experimental epistemology of W.S. McCulloch. A minimalistic interpretation.- From paleo- to neo-connectionism.- Second cybernetics: a double strategy for representing cognition.- The bringing forth of dialogue: Latour versus Maturana.- A one-sided boundary: on the limits of knowing organizational closure.- Mechanistic explanations and structure-determined systems. Maturana and the human sciences.- Sociological issues.- Correspondence, consensus, coherence and the rape of democracy.- Writers of the lost I: second-order self-observation and absolute writership.

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