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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780792315193
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 11/30/1991
  • Series: Synthese Library Series, #220
  • Edition description: 1992
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 268
  • Product dimensions: 0.69 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 6.14 (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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