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System and structure : essays in communication and exchange

Author: Anthony Wilden
Publisher: London ; New York : Tavistock, 1980.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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By its trans-disciplinary perspective on the humanities and social sciences and its unconventional approach to controversial subjects, System and Structure has long established its position as a leading text in the study of social, psychological, and economic relations from a systemic and communicational point of view.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony Wilden
ISBN: 042276700X 9780422767002 0422767107 9780422767101
OCLC Number: 8688469
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: lxiii, 592 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction (1980). The scientific discourse : knowledge as commodity --
The symbolic, the imaginary, and the real : Lacan, Lévi-Strauss, and Freud --
Metaphor and metonymy : Freud's semiotic model of condensation and displacement --
Death, desire and repetition : Commentary on Svevo's Confessions of Zeno --
Montaigne on the paradoxes of individualism : a communication about communication --
The double bind : schizophrenia and Gödel --
Beyond the entropy principle in Freud --
Analog and digital communicatiopn : on negation, signification, and meaning --
Epistemology and ecology: the difference that makes the difference --
Nature and culture : the emergence of symbolic and imaginary exchange --
Critique of phallocentrism : David Paul Schreber on women's liberation --
The structure as law and order : Piaget's genetic structuralism --
Ecosystem and metasystem : a morphogenic model of emergence in open systems --
Order from disorder : noise, trace, and event in evolution and in history --
The scientific discourse as propaganda : the binary opposition --
Language and communication --
Linguistics and semiotics : the unconscious structured like language --
The ideology of opposition and identity : critique of Lacan's theory of the mirror-stage in childhood.
Responsibility: Anthony Wilden.

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By its trans-disciplinary perspective on the humanities and social sciences and its unconventional approach to controversial subjects, System and Structure has long established its position as a leading text in the study of social, psychological, and economic relations from a systemic and communicational point of view.

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