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Beginning of Heaven and Earth Has No Name Seven Days with Second-Order Cybernetics

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ISBN-10: 0823255611

ISBN-13: 9780823255610

Edition: 2013

Authors: Heinz von Foerster, Albert M�ller, Karl H. M�ller, Elinor Rooks, Michael Kasenbacher

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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 Heinz von Foerster's cybernetic ideas and of the philosophy latent within them. It distills concepts and projects 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…    
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Book details

List price: $31.00
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Fordham University Press
Publication date: 12/2/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 236
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.704
Language: English

Albert M�ller is Professor of History in the Institut fur Zeitgeschichte at the University of Vienna and the general secretary of the Heinz von Foerster Society.