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Axioms from interactions of actors theory

Nick Green (Real Time Study Group, Department of Computer Science, University of Wales, Cardiff, UK)

Kybernetes

ISSN: 0368-492X

Article publication date: 1 October 2004

Abstract

While working with clients in the last years of his life, Gordon Pask produced an axiomatic scheme for his Interactions of Actors Theory which is a development of his well known Conversation Theory. These axioms are interpretable as a general theory of self‐organisation and are discussed as characteristic of field concurrence and as part of the second‐order cybernetics canon. An application to population density is reported supported by both kinematic and kinetic simulation. Implications for cardiovascular anti‐coagulation therapy and planetary evolution are discussed.

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Citation

Green, N. (2004), "Axioms from interactions of actors theory", Kybernetes, Vol. 33 No. 9/10, pp. 1433-1462. https://doi.org/10.1108/03684920410556070

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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