Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 December 2013

236 Pages

6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9780823255603

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The Beginning of Heaven and Earth Has No Name

Seven Days with Second-Order Cybernetics

Heinz von Foerster, Edited by Albert Müller, Karl H. Müller, Translated by Elinor Rooks, and Michael Kasenbacher

A Fordham University Press Publication

Meaning Systems (FUP)

  • Von Foerster was, with Norbert Weiner was one of the architects of cybernetics, and thus behind the development of the present cyber-era.
  • This book will serve as an accessible introduction to von Foerster's thought and significance, through his own words in a series of 1997 conversations intended to elucidate his central hypotheses.
  • The book is both short and very nontechnical, elements that enhance its possibilities as an Introduction.

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