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作者 Von Foerster, Heinz, 1911-2002, author
書名 Anfang von Himmel und Erde hat keinen Namen. English
The beginning of heaven and Earth has no name : seven days with second-order cybernetics / Heinz von Foerster ; edited by Albert Müller and Karl H. Müller ; translated by Elinor Rooks and Michael Kasenbacher
出版項 New York : Fordham University Press, 2014
國際標準書號 9780823255603 (hardback)
9780823255610 (paper)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 人文社會聯圖  Q310 .V6613 2014    在架上    30610020469201
版本 First edition
說明 xxiv, 204 pages ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
系列 Meaning systems
附註 "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"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-198) and index
Machine generated contents note: -- A Fore-word by the Series Editor -- An Author's Fore-words -- Fore-wards with Two Editors -- Fore-taste of an Author with Two Editors -- 1. First Day: Building Blocks, Observers, Emergence, Trivial Machines -- 2. Second Day: Innovation, Life, Order, Thermodynamics -- 3. Third Day: Movement, Species, Recursion, Selectivity -- 4. Fourth Day: Cognition, Perception, Memory, Symbols -- 5. Fifth Day: Communicating, Talking, Thinking, Falling -- 6. Sixth Day: Experiences, Heuristics, Plans, Futures -- 7. Seventh Day: Rest, Rest, Rest, Rest -- Epilogue in Heaven. -- Notes -- Index
主題 Cybernetics
Knowledge, Theory of
Science -- Philosophy
SCIENCE / History. bisacsh
COMPUTERS / Cybernetics. bisacsh
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Business Communication / General. bisacsh
Alt Author Müller, Albert, 1959- editor
Müller, Karl H., editor
Rooks, Elinor, translator
Kasenbacher, Michael, translator
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