Understanding Understanding

Author: Heinz von Foerster
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387217223
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In these ground-breaking 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. The author was one of the founders of the science of cybernetics.

Posthumanism A Guide For The Perplexed

Author: Peter Mahon
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1474236812
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In Posthumanism: A Guide for the Perplexed, Peter Mahon goes beyond recent theoretical approaches to 'the posthuman' to argue for a concrete posthumanism, which arises as humans, animals and technology become entangled, in science, society and culture. Concrete posthumanism is rooted in cutting-edge advances in techno-science, and this book offers readers an exciting, fresh and innovative exploration of this undulating, and often unstable, terrain. With wide-ranging coverage, of cybernetics, information theory, medicine, genetics, machine learning, politics, science fiction, philosophy and futurology, Mahon examines how posthumanism played-and continues to play-a crucial role in shaping how we understand our world. This analysis of posthumanism centers on human interactions with tools and technology, the centrality of science, as well as an understanding of techno-science as a pharmakon-an ancient Greek word for a substance that is both poison and cure. Mahon argues that posthumanism must be approached with an interdisciplinary attitude: a concrete posthumanism is only graspable through knowledge derived from science and the humanities. He concludes by sketching a 'post-humanities' to help us meet the challenges of posthumanism, challenges to which we all must rise. Posthumanism: A Guide for the Perplexed provides a concise, detailed and coherent exploration of posthumanism, introducing key approaches, concepts and themes. It is ideal for readers of all stripes who are interested in a concrete posthumanism and require more than just a simple introduction.

Ranulph Galnville And How To Live The Cybernetics Of Unknowing

Author: Soren Brier
Editor: Andrews UK Limited
ISBN: 184540906X
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A festschrift issue of Cybernetics and Human Knowing focusing on the work of Ranulph Glanville, cybernetician, design researcher, theorist, educator and multi-platform artist/designer/performer.

Systemic Design

Author: Peter Jones
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 4431556397
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This book presents emerging work in the co-evolving fields of design-led systemics, referred to as systemic design to distinguish it from the engineering and hard science epistemologies of system design or systems engineering. There are significant societal forces and organizational demands impelling the requirement for “better means of change” through integrated design practices of systems and services. Here we call on advanced design to lead programs of strategic scale and higher complexity (e.g., social policy, healthcare, education, urbanization) while adapting systems thinking methods, creatively pushing the boundaries beyond the popular modes of systems dynamics and soft systems. Systemic design is distinguished by its scale, social complexity and integration – it is concerned with higher-order systems that that entail multiple subsystems. By integrating systems thinking and its methods, systemic design brings human-centred design to complex, multi-stakeholder service systems. As designers engage with ever more complex problem areas, it is necessary to draw on a basis other than individual creativity and contemporary “design thinking” methods. Systems theories can co-evolve with a new school of design theory to resolve informed action on today’s highly resilient complex problems and can deal effectively with demanding, contested and high-stakes challenges.

Heinz Von Foerster 1911 2002

Author: Soren Brier
Editor: Imprint Academic
ISBN: 9780907845911
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Dedicated to the life and work of Heinz Von Foerster, this is a double issue of the journal "Cybernetics and Human Knowing".

The Theory And Practice Of Bibliographic Failure Or Misinformation In The Information Society

Author: David W. Bade
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Psychology Mental Health Ability Tests

Author: Nancy A. Piotrowski
Editor: Salem PressInc
ISBN: 9781587655579
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This comprehensive five-volume set covers notable theories, people, social issues, life stages, the physiology and anatomy of the nervous system, and various mental illnesses or conditions --from publisher description.

Bayesian Inference And Maximum Entropy Methods In Science And Engineering

Author: Rainer Fischer
Editor: A I P Press
ISBN: 9780735402171
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All papers were peer reviewed. Bayesian Inference and Maximum Entropy Methods in Science and Engineering provide a framework for analyzing ill-conditioned data. Maximum Entropy is a theoretical method to draw conclusions when little information is available. Bayesian probability theory provides a formalism for scientific reasoning by analyzing noisy or imcomplete data using prior knowledge.

Bayesian Inference And Maximum Entropy Methods In Science And Engineering

Author: Ali Mohammad-Djafari
Editor: American Inst. of Physics
ISBN: 9780735403710
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The MaxEnt workshops are devoted to Bayesian inference and maximum entropy methods in science and engineering. In addition, this workshop included all aspects of probabilistic inference, such as foundations, techniques, algorithms, and applications. All papers have been peer-reviewed.