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Understanding understanding : essays on cybernetics and cognition

Author: Heinz Von Foerster
Publisher: New York : Springer, ©2003.
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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.  Read more...
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Von Foerster, Heinz, 1911-2002.
Understanding understanding.
New York : Springer, ©2003
(DLC) 2001057676
(OCoLC)48536646
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Heinz Von Foerster
ISBN: 0387217223 9780387217222 6610188491 9786610188499
OCLC Number: 56103876
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 362 pages) : illustrations
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.
Responsibility: Heinz von Foerster.
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