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Von Foerster, Heinz 1911-2002

Overview
Works: 157 works in 525 publications in 5 languages and 5,504 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Interviews  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Contributor, Creator, Other, Performer, Dedicatee, Interviewee
Classifications: ML55.V575, 789.7
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Music by computers by Heinz Von Foerster( Book )

17 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Purposive systems; proceedings of the first annual symposium of the American Society for Cybernetics by American Society for Cybernetics( Book )

15 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Einführung in den Konstruktivismus by Heinz Von Foerster( Book )

30 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in German and Undetermined and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Principles of self-organization; transactions by University of Illinois Symposium on Self-Organization( Book )

7 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cybernetics : circular causal and feedback mechanisms in biological and social systems : transactions of the eighth conference, March 15-16, 1951, New York, N.Y. by Jr. Foundation Josiah Macy( Book )

60 editions published between 1950 and 2000 in English and Italian and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kybernetik
Understanding understanding : essays on cybernetics and cognition by Heinz Von Foerster( Book )

19 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In these 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. Included are path-breaking articles concerning the principles of computation in neural nets (1967), the definition of self-organizing systems (1960), the nature of cognition (1970), as well as recent expansions on these themes (e. g., "How recursive is communication," 1993)."--Jacket
Cybernetics : circular causal, and feedback mechanisms in biological and social systems : transactions of the ... conference ..., New York, N.Y by Conference on Cybernetics( )

in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wissen und Gewissen : Versuch einer Brücke by Heinz Von Foerster( Book )

14 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in German and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Auge des Betrachters : Beiträge zum Konstruktivismus : Festschrift für Heinz von Foerster( Book )

12 editions published between 1991 and 2002 in German and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sicht und Einsicht : Versuche zu einer operativen Erkenntnistheorie by Heinz Von Foerster( Book )

12 editions published between 1985 and 1999 in German and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Wahrheit ist die Erfindung eines Lügners" : Gespräche für Skeptiker by Heinz Von Foerster( Book )

15 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in German and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Physiker und Philosoph Heinz von Foerster und der Journalist Bernhard Pörksen erkunden die Grenzen unseres Erkenntnisvermögens, diskutieren die scheinbare Objektivität unserer Sinneswahrnehmung, die Folgen des Wahrheitsterrorismus und den Zusammenhang von Erkenntnis und Ethik, Sicht und Einsicht
Konstruktivismus und Kognitionswissenschaft : kulturelle Wurzeln und Ergebnisse : Heinz von Foerster gewidmet( Book )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in German and English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wie wir uns erfinden : eine Autobiographie des radikalen Konstruktivismus by Heinz Von Foerster( Book )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in German and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zwei ältere Herren, einer Biophysiker, der andere Psychologe, treffen sich, um über die Vergangenheit zu sprechen. Das könnte eine ganz alltägliche Geschichte sein. Allerdings handelt es sich bei den beiden Protagonisten um die Väter des Radikalen Konstruktivismus. Der Bitte ihre Verlegers, ein Tonband mitlaufen zu lassen, kamen sie gerne nach. Ein Glücksfall, wie sich im Nachhinein herausstellt. in einem ungemein spannenden, quicklebendigen Dialog werden komplexe wissenschaftliche Fragen auf allgemeinverständliche Weise thematisiert: Was haben Kurzwellen und Kühe gemein? Warum vergräbt ein Eichhörnchen eine Nuss? Was verbindet diese Frage mit der folgenden: Was kommt zuerst - Sprache oder Bewusstsein?
Observing systems by Heinz Von Foerster( Book )

13 editions published between 1981 and 1984 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

KybernEthik by Heinz Von Foerster( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in German and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The beginning of heaven and Earth has no name : seven days with second-order cybernetics by Heinz Von Foerster( Book )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Heinz von Foerster was the inventor of second-order cybernetics, which recognizes the investigator as part of the system he is investigating. The Beginning of Heaven and Earth Has No Name provides an accessible, nonmathematical, and comprehensive overview of von Foerster's cybernetic ideas and of the philosophy latent within them. It distills concepts scattered across the lifework of this scientific polymath and influential interdisciplinarian. At the same time, as a book-length interview, it does justice to von Foerster's élan as a speaker and improviser, his skill as a raconteur. Developed from a week-long conversation between the editors and von Foerster near the end of his life, this work playfully engages von Foerster in developing the difference his notion of second-order cybernetics makes for topics ranging from emergence, life, order, and thermodynamics to observation, recursion, cognition, perception, memory, and communication. The book gives an English-speaking audience a new ease of access to the rich thought and generous spirit of this remarkable and protean thinker"--
Understanding systems : conversations on epistemology and ethics by Heinz Von Foerster( Book )

6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Anfang von Himmel und Erde hat keinen Namen : eine Selbsterschaffung in 7 Tagen by Heinz Von Foerster( Book )

11 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in German and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Principles of self-organization : transactions of the University of Illinois Symposium on Self-Organization, Robert Allerton Park 8 and 9 June, 1961 by Illinois( Book )

25 editions published between 1962 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cybernetics : The Macy Conferences 1946-1953 : the complete transactions by Cybernetics. Circular causal and feed back mechanisms in biological and social systems (Conference)( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Between 1946 and 1953, the Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation sponsored a series of conferences aiming to bring together a diverse, interdisciplinary community of scholars and researchers who would join forces to lay the groundwork for thenew science of cybernetics. These conferences, known as the Macy Conferences, constituted a landmark for the field. They were the first to grapple with new terms such as information and feedback and to develop a cohesive and broadly applicable theory of systems that would become equally applicable to living beings and machines, economic and cognitive processes, and many scholarly disciplines. The concepts that emerged from the conferences come to permeate thinking in many fields including biology, neurology, sociology, ecology, economics, politics, psychoanalysis, linguistics, and computer science. This book contains the complete transcripts of all ten Macy Conferences and the guidelines for the conference proceedings. These transcripts are supplemented with an introduction by Claus Pias that charts the significance of the Macy conferences to the history of science"--Back cover
 
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Understanding understanding : essays on cybernetics and cognition
Alternative Names
Foerster, H. von

Foerster, Heinz 1911-2002

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Foerster, Heinz v. 1911-2002

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Heinz von Foerster Oostenrijks natuurkundige

Heinz von Foerster österreichischer Physiker und Kybernetiker

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Heinz von Förster

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Von Foerster, Heinz 1911-2002

Von Foerster, Heinz M.

Von Foerster, Heinz M 1911-2002

VonFoerster, Heinz

VonFoerster, Heinz 1911-2002

VonFoerster, Heinz M.

VonFoerster, Heinz M. 1911-2002

Гайнц фон Ферстер

Фёрстер, Хейнц фон

هاينز فون فورستر

푀르스터, 하인츠 폰

Languages
English (188)

German (129)

French (2)

Spanish (2)

Italian (1)

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Konstruktivismus und Kognitionswissenschaft : kulturelle Wurzeln und Ergebnisse : Heinz von Foerster gewidmetUnderstanding systems : conversations on epistemology and ethicsCybernetics : The Macy Conferences 1946-1953 : the complete transactionsHeinz von Foerster, 1911-2002Understanding systems : conversations on epistemology and ethicsHeinz von Foerster, 1911-2002