Systems Theory and Scientific Philosophy: An Application of the Cybernetics of W. Ross Ashby to Personal and Social Philosophy, the Philosoph by John BryantSystems Theory and Scientific Philosophy: An Application of the Cybernetics of W. Ross Ashby to Personal and Social Philosophy, the Philosoph by John Bryant

Systems Theory and Scientific Philosophy: An Application of the Cybernetics of W. Ross Ashby to…

byJohn Bryant

Hardcover | October 7, 1991

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Systems Theory and Scientific Philosophy constitutes a totally new approach to philosophy, the philosophy of mind and the problems of artificial intelligence, and is based upon the pioneering work in cybernetics of W. Ross Ashby. While science is humanity's attempt to know how the world works and philosophy its attempt to know why, scientific philosophy is the application of scientific techniques to questions of philosophy. In this vein, Bryant explores utility theory, the theories of relative existence and build-up release, and analyzes such hitherto-unidentified phenomena as positive pleasure, the problems of voting motivation, the trademark paradox, the paradox of value, and Gresham's Law for drugs. Contents: Part One: Science and Systems Theory; Part Two: Mind and System; Part Three: Systems Theory and Social Philosophy.
Ben Belitt is Professor Emeritus of Language and Literature at Bennington College
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Title:Systems Theory and Scientific Philosophy: An Application of the Cybernetics of W. Ross Ashby to…Format:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 9 × 6 × 1 inPublished:October 7, 1991Publisher:UPA

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0819183032

ISBN - 13:9780819183033

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...useful and lucid explanation of systems theory. It deserves to be widely read.