Understanding Understanding: Essays on Cybernetics and Cognition / Edition 1

Understanding Understanding: Essays on Cybernetics and Cognition / Edition 1

by Heinz von Foerster
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1441929827

ISBN-13: 9781441929822

Pub. Date: 10/15/2010

Publisher: Springer New York

In these ground-breaking essays, Heinz von Foerster discusses some of the fundamental principles that govern how we know the world and how we process the information from which we derive that knowledge. The author was one of the founders of the science of cybernetics.

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In these ground-breaking essays, Heinz von Foerster discusses some of the fundamental principles that govern how we know the world and how we process the information from which we derive that knowledge. The author was one of the founders of the science of cybernetics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781441929822
Publisher:
Springer New York
Publication date:
10/15/2010
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2003
Pages:
362
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.24(d)

Table of Contents

On self-organizing systems and their environments (1960). Computation in neural nets (1967). What is memory that it may have hindsight and foresight as well? (1969). Molecular Ethology: An immodest proposal for semantic clarification (1970). Thoughts and notes on cognition (1970). Responsibilities of competence (1972). On constructing a reality (1973). Cybernetics of epistemelogy (1974). Notes on an epistemology of living things (1974). Objects: Tokens for (eigen)behaviors (1976). Disorder/order: Discovery or invention (1984). Cybernetics of cybernetics (1979). Ethics and second-order cybernetics (1991). For Nicholas Luhmann: How recursive is communication (1993). Introduction to natural magic (1993). List of publications.

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