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

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Works: 59 works in 350 publications in 8 languages and 4,344 library holdings
Genres: Conference proceedings 
Roles: Other, 0
Classifications: QP376, 501
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An introduction to cybernetics by W. Ross Ashby ( Book )
120 editions published between 1956 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 1,481 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 behavior by W. Ross Ashby ( Book )
99 editions published between 1952 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,391 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 )
20 editions published between 1956 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Process of model-building in the behavioral sciences ( Book )
10 editions published between 1970 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Einführung in die Kybernetik by W. Ross Ashby ( Book )
5 editions published between 1974 and 1985 in German and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Introduction à la cybernétique by W. Ross Ashby ( Book )
8 editions published in 1958 in French and English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mechanisms of intelligence : Ashby's writings on cybernetics by W. Ross Ashby ( Book )
4 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Perspectives cybernétiques en psychophysiologie by W. Ross Ashby ( Book )
5 editions published in 1951 in French and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tendencias en la teoría general de sistemas by Ludwig von Bertalanffy ( Book )
5 editions published between 1978 and 1987 in Spanish and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Introduzione alla cibernetica by W. Ross Ashby ( Book )
3 editions published in 1971 in Italian and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mo kong xue by W. Ross Ashby ( Book )
2 editions published in 1971 in Chinese and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Induction: some current issues by Middletown, Conn., 1961 Wesleyan Conference on Induction. Wesleyan University ( Book )
5 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Foundations of abnormal psychology by Perry London ( Book )
3 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Proyecto para un cerebro : El origen del comportamiento adaptativo by W. Ross Ashby ( Book )
3 editions published in 1965 in Spanish and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nerve, brain and memory models by Norbert Wiener ( Book )
1 edition published in 1963 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wstęp do cybernetyki by W. Ross Ashby ( Book )
5 editions published between 1961 and 1963 in Polish and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Progetto per un cervello by W. Ross Ashby ( Book )
2 editions published in 1970 in Italian and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Vvedenie v kibernetiku by W. Ross Ashby ( Book )
4 editions published in 1959 in Russian and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The process of model-building in the behavioral sciences : [on April 20 and 21, 1967, at the Ohio State University] ( Book )
2 editions published between 1970 and 1972 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kong zhi lun dao lun by W. Ross Ashby ( Book )
1 edition published in 1965 in Chinese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Ashby, Ross, 1903-1972
Ashby, W. R.
Ashby, W. R. 1903-1972
Ashby, W. R. (William Ross), 1903-1972
Ashby, W. Ross.
Ashby, W. Ross 1903-1972
Ashby, William R. 1903-1972
Ashby, William Ross, 1903-1972
Èšbi, U. Ross.
Ėšbi, V. Ross 1903-1972
Ėshbi, U. Ross, 1903-1972
Ross Ashby, W.
Ross Ashby, William 1903-1972
Ross Ėšby, V. 1903-1972
Languages
English (252)
Spanish (15)
French (11)
German (5)
Italian (5)
Polish (5)
Russian (4)
Chinese (3)
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