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Ashby, W. Ross (William Ross) 1903-1972

Overview
Works: 60 works in 463 publications in 10 languages and 4,702 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Other, Contributor
Classifications: QP376, 003
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Most widely held works about W. Ross Ashby
 
Most widely held works by W. Ross Ashby
An introduction to cybernetics by W. Ross Ashby( Book )

185 editions published between 1956 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 1,767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mechanism; The determinate machine; The machine with input; Stability; The black box; Variety; Quantity of variety; Transmission of variety; Incessant transmission; Regulation and control; Regulation in biological systems; Requisite variety; The error-controlled regulator; Regulating the very large system; Amplifying regulation
Design for a brain; the origin of adaptive behaviour by W. Ross Ashby( Book )

97 editions published between 1952 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 970 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is not a treatise on all cerebral mechanisms but a proposed solution of a specific problem: the origin of the nervous system's unique ability to produce adaptive behaviour. The work has as basis the fact that the nervous system behaves adaptively and the hypothesis that it is essentially mechanistic; it proceeds on the assumption that these two data are not irreconcilable. It attempts to deduce from the observed facts what sort of a mechanism it must be that behaves so differently from any machine made so far. Other proposed solutions have usually left open the question whether some different theory might not fit the facts equally well: I have attempted to deduce what is necessary, what properties the nervous system must have if it is to behave at once mechanistically and adaptively. The concepts of organisation, behaviour, change of behaviour, part, whole, dynamic system, co-ordination, etc.--notoriously elusive but essential--were successfully given rigorous definition and welded into a coherent whole. But the rigour and coherence depended on the mathematical form, which is not read with ease by everybody. As the basic thesis, however, rests on essentially commonsense reasoning, I have been able to divide the account into two parts. The main account (Chapters 1-18) is non-mathematical and is complete in itself. The Appendix (Chapters 19-22) contains the mathematical matter"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2007 APA, all rights reserved)
Automata studies by Claude Elwood Shannon( Book )

28 editions published between 1956 and 1972 in 3 languages and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book description for the forthcoming "Automata Studies. (AM-34)" is not yet available
The Process of model-building in the behavioral sciences by W. Ross Ashby( Book )

21 editions published between 1967 and 1972 in English and Spanish and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Design for a brain by W. Ross Ashby( Book )

41 editions published between 1952 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perspectives cybernétiques en psychophysiologie by W. Ross Ashby( Book )

11 editions published in 1951 in French and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mechanisms of intelligence : Ashby's writings on cybernetics by W. Ross Ashby( Book )

6 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trends in general systems theory by George J Klir( Book )

6 editions published between 1978 and 1987 in Spanish and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historical and general aspects; Contemporary systems problems: the social context; Formal theories of general systems: a description of some inductive and deductive approaches; Various aspects of formal systems theories
Progetto per un cervello by W. Ross Ashby( Book )

3 editions published in 1970 in Italian and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Induction: some current issues by Henry Ely Kyburg( Book )

8 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Foundations of abnormal psychology by Perry London( Book )

4 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Induction : Some current issues; papers by Connecticut) Wesleyan University (MIDDLETOWN( Book )

1 edition published in 1963 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nerve, brain and memory models by Norbert Wiener( Book )

2 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nerve, Brain and Memory Models
Systems thinking : selected readings by F. E Emery( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in Italian and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes a way of looking at phenomena from biolocgical systems to social systems
Probability is the very guide of life : the philosophical uses of chance( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Design for the Brain : the origin of adaptive behaviour by W. Ross Ashby( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Konstruktsiya mozga proishozhdenie adaptivnogo povedeniya by W. Ross Ashby( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'autoregolazione e il carattere indispensabile della varietá by W. Ross Ashby( )

in Italian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to Cybertnetics by W. Ross Ashby( Book )

2 editions published between 1963 and 1964 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to cybernetics : for workers in the biological sciences by W. Ross Ashby( )

2 editions published in 1955 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Bound, annotated, typescript copy of An Introduction to Cybernetics, first published in 1956 by Chapman & Hall
 
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Alternative Names
Ashby, Ross

Ashby, Ross 1903-1972

Ashby, W.R.

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Ashby, W. R. (William Ross), 1903-1972

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Èšbi, U. Ross.

Ėšbi, V. Ross 1903-1972

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Ross Ashby

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Ross Ėšby, V. 1903-1972

W. Ross Ashby

W. Ross Ashby britischer Psychiater

W. Ross Ashby British psychiatrist

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William Ross Ashby Brits socioloog (1903-1972)

William Ross Ashby sociologo britannico

Ешбі Вільям Росс

Росс У.

Росс Эшби У. 1903-1972

Эшби У.

Эшби, Уильям

アシュビー, W. R.

ウィリアム・ロス・アシュビー

阿什比

威廉·罗斯·艾什比

Languages
English (342)

Spanish (20)

French (19)

Italian (10)

Russian (8)

German (6)

Polish (5)

Chinese (3)

Hungarian (3)

Czech (2)

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The Process of model-building in the behavioral sciencesProbability is the very guide of life : the philosophical uses of chance