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Heinz von Foerster used to be the inventor of second-order cybernetics, which acknowledges the investigator as a part of the method he's investigating. the start of Heaven and Earth Has No identify presents an obtainable, nonmathematical, and accomplished evaluation of von Foerster's cybernetic principles and of the philosophy latent inside them. It distills innovations scattered around the lifework of this clinical polymath and influential interdisciplinarian. even as, as a book-length interview, it does justice to von Foerster's élan as a speaker and improviser, his ability as a raconteur.

Developed from a week-long dialog among the editors and von Foerster close to the top of his lifestyles, this paintings playfully engages von Foerster in constructing the adaptation his proposal of second-order cybernetics makes for issues starting from emergence, lifestyles, order, and thermodynamics to remark, recursion, cognition, notion, reminiscence, and communication.

The booklet supplies an English-speaking viewers a brand new ease of entry to the wealthy inspiration and beneficiant spirit of this notable and protean thinker.

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