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Understanding understanding : essays on cybernetics and cognition

Author: Heinz Von Foerster
Publisher: New York : Springer, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Heinz Von Foerster
ISBN: 9781441929822 1441929827
OCLC Number: 794189157
Description: xii, 362 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. On Self-Organizing Systems and Their Environments --
2. Computation in Neural Nets --
3. What Is Memory that It May Have Hindsight and Foresight as well? --
4. Molecular Ethology, An Immodest Proposal for Semantic Clarification --
5. Thoughts and Notes on Cognition --
6. Responsibilities of Competence --
7. Perception of the Future and the Future of Perception --
8. On Constructing a Reality --
9. Cybernetics of Epistemology --
10. Notes on an Epistemology for Living Things --
11. Objects: Tokens for (Eigen- ) Behaviors --
12. Disorder/Order: Discovery or Invention? --
13. Cybernetics of Cybernetics --
14. Ethics and Second-Order Cybernetics --
15. For Niklas Luhmann: "How Recursive is Communication?" --
16. Introduction to natural magic.
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