• Confessions of a Cybernetic Epistemologist, Bradford P. Keeney, Ph.D.

    I begin with an adolescent memory:  as a seventh grade science student my imagination was captured by an essay in a popular science magazine that discussed what was called a “myoelectric controlled prosthetic device.” An Italian researcher named Professor Horn had attached electrodes to the human body, connected them to a bioelectric amplifier and a network of relays, which in…

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Systemics Voices and paths within complexity

Umberta Telfener, Luca Casadio

Introduction

Ludwig Wittgenstein observed in his Philosophical Investigations (1953, no. 18) that language “can be seen as an ancient city: a maze of little streets and squares, of old and new houses, and of houses with additions from various periods; and this surrounded by a multitude of new boroughs with straight, regular streets and uniform houses.” In our view, this analogy also captures the evolution of the various forms of knowledge (collective, individual, family, cultural, aesthetic, religious, etc.) and scientific knowledge in particular, with its “constructions”, interaction with other styles, and landscape. Read More