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Emergence and Embodiment: New Essays on Second-Order Systems Theory

Emergence and Embodiment New Essays on Second Order Systems Theory Emerging in the s the first cybernetics the study of communication and control systems was mainstreamed under the names artificial intelligence and computer science and taken up by the social sci

  • Title: Emergence and Embodiment: New Essays on Second-Order Systems Theory
  • Author: Bruce Clarke Mark B.N. Hansen Evan Thompson John Protevi Niklas Luhmann Michael Schiltz Edgar Landgraf Linda Brigham
  • ISBN: 9780822345817
  • Page: 167
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Emerging in the 1940s, the first cybernetics the study of communication and control systems was mainstreamed under the names artificial intelligence and computer science and taken up by the social sciences, the humanities, and the creative arts In Emergence and Embodiment, Bruce Clarke and Mark B N Hansen focus on cybernetic developments that stem from the second orderEmerging in the 1940s, the first cybernetics the study of communication and control systems was mainstreamed under the names artificial intelligence and computer science and taken up by the social sciences, the humanities, and the creative arts In Emergence and Embodiment, Bruce Clarke and Mark B N Hansen focus on cybernetic developments that stem from the second order turn in the 1970s, when the cyberneticist Heinz von Foerster catalyzed new thinking about the cognitive implications of self referential systems The crucial shift he inspired was from first order cybernetics attention to homeostasis as a mode of autonomous self regulation in mechanical and informatic systems, to second order concepts of self organization and autopoiesis in embodied and metabiotic systems The collection opens with an interview with von Foerster and then traces the lines of neocybernetic thought that have followed from his work.In response to the apparent dissolution of boundaries at work in the contemporary technosciences of emergence, neocybernetics observes that cognitive systems are operationally bounded, semi autonomous entities coupled with their environments and other systems Second order systems theory stresses the recursive complexities of observation, mediation, and communication Focused on the neocybernetic contributions of von Foerster, Francisco Varela, and Niklas Luhmann, this collection advances theoretical debates about the cultural, philosophical, and literary uses of their ideas In addition to the interview with von Foerster, Emergence and Embodiment includes essays by Varela and Luhmann It engages with Humberto Maturana s and Varela s creation of the concept of autopoiesis, Varela s later work on neurophenomenology, and Luhmann s adaptations of autopoiesis to social systems theory Taken together, these essays illuminate the shared commitments uniting the broader discourse of neocybernetics.Contributors Linda Brigham, Bruce Clarke, Mark B N Hansen, Edgar Landgraf, Ira Livingston, Niklas Luhmann, Hans Georg Moeller, John Protevi, Michael Schiltz, Evan Thompson, Francisco J Varela, Cary Wolfe

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    1 thought on “Emergence and Embodiment: New Essays on Second-Order Systems Theory

    1. Thompson's essay on "Life and Mind" is worth 10 stars. In it, he clearly articulates a number of fascinating connections between cognition and the process of living (ala Maturana and Varela). I got more out of this essay than Thompson's 500 page book on the same topic. I didn't find the rest of Emergence and Embodiment particularly engaging or edifying.

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