Understanding Understanding: Essays on Cybernetics and Cognition

Cover
Springer Science & Business Media, 08.05.2007 - 362 Seiten
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. "How recursive is communication," 1993). Working with Norbert Wiener, Warren McCullough, and others in the 1960s and 1970s, von Foerster was one of the founders of the science of cybernetics, which has had profound effects both on modern systems theory and on the philosophy of cognition. At the Biological Computer Laboratory at the University of Illinois he produced the first parallel computers and contributed to many other developments in the theory of computation and cognition.
 

Was andere dazu sagen - Rezension schreiben

Es wurden keine Rezensionen gefunden.

Inhalt

On SelfOrganizing Systems and Their Environments
1
Computation in Neural Nets
21
What Is Memory that It May Have Hindsight and Foresight as well?
101
Molecular Ethology An Immodest Proposal for Semantic Clarification
133
Thoughts and Notes on Cognition
169
Responsibilities of Competence
191
Perception of the Future and the Future of Perception
199
On Constructing a Reality
211
Tokens for EigenBehaviors
261
Discovery or Invention?
273
Cybernetics of Cybernetics
283
Ethics and SecondOrder Cybernetics
287
How Recursive
305
Introduction to Natural Magic
325
Publications
339
Index
351

Cybernetics of Epistemology
229
Notes on an Epistemology for Living Things
247

Andere Ausgaben - Alle anzeigen

Häufige Begriffe und Wortgruppen

Bibliografische Informationen