Monthly Archives: December 2019

Cybernetics • Requisite Variety • Selection 11

Ashby now takes a few steps back from the picture of regulation in biological systems, setting out the framework he needs for a broader perspective on regulation in general. Requisite Variety 11/1.   In the previous chapter we considered regulation … Continue reading

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Cybernetics • Regulation In Biological Systems • Selection 10

Regulation In Biological Systems Survival 10/7.[concl.]   When considering this second form [of defence] we should be careful to notice the part played by information and variety in the process.  The fencer must watch his opponent closely, and he must gain … Continue reading

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Cybernetics • Regulation In Biological Systems • Selection 9

Studies of intelligent systems, natural or artificial, tend to focus on dynamic models or symbolic models, rarely both, finding it difficult to integrate the two.  But here we are asking the synthetic question — How does a cybernetic system come … Continue reading

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Cybernetics • Regulation In Biological Systems • Discussion 4

Re: Systems Science • (1) • (2) • Jack Ring JR: I share your appreciation of Ashby’s work.  However it seems to reflect the deductive approach typical of males as contrasted to the inductive approach typical of females.  Make sense? … Continue reading

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History, Its Arc, Its Tangents • 2

Re: Renaissance Mathematicus • Both Sides of History Are there watersheds in the history of science?  A continental divide between basins of right and wrong ideas?  I was pondering these questions when one of my favorite passages from Leibniz came … Continue reading

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Higher Order Sign Relations • 3

Re: Higher Order Sign Relations Re: Ontolog Forum • Joseph Simpson Travel delayed … so I have a little time … JA: The subject matters of relations, types, and functions enjoy a form of recursive involvement with one another which … Continue reading

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Theory and Therapy of Representations • 4

Re: Theory and Therapy of Representations • 3 Re: Ontolog Forum • PDM JA: What are the forces distorting our representations of what’s observed, what’s expected, and what’s intended? PDM: The short answer is …. the force behind all distortions is … Continue reading

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Theory and Therapy of Representations • 3

Representation is a concept we find at the intersection of cybernetics, epistemology, logic, mathematics, politics, and psychology both cognitive and clinical.  In my studies it led me from math to psych and back again, with sidelong glances at the history … Continue reading

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History, Its Arc, Its Tangents • 1

Re: Renaissance Mathematicus • Both Sides of History I do not pretend to understand the moral universe; the arc is a long one, my eye reaches but little ways; I cannot calculate the curve and complete the figure by the … Continue reading

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Pragmatic Theory Of Truth • 19

Going over the last few month’s posts about signs, systems, and theories of truth I see many unanswered questions deserving of further attention.  Seasonal diversions being what they are my mind will be elsewhere the rest of the year so … Continue reading

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