The international journal of cybernetics, systems and management sciences


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Table Of Contents: Volume 25 Issue 7/8

Man in a garrulous silence

Stafford Beer

Written in 1982 for a closed meeting of scholars, provides an insight into the thinking of the time and in particular to the contributions of the author to systems and…

Cybernetics and the future of man

Robert Vallée

Cybernetics is presented in relation to the future of mankind as seen by the author in 1952. Cybernetics is considered, in the framework of the history of mankind, as…

The mind‐body problem

F.H. George

Introduces the theory of signs and sees it as being rooted in behaviourism. Outlines classical conditioning as developed by Pavlov. Considers the theory of signs in a…

Generalized information theory

George J. Klir, David Harmanec

Provides an overview of major developments pertaining to generalized information theory during the lifetime of Kybernetes. Generalized information theory is viewed as a…

The economic thought of Norbert Wiener

P.R. Masani

Explores critically the economic thought of Norbert Wiener with special reference to automatization, of which he was the father and philosopher. Considers the concept and…

The challenge of Daisyworld

Alex M. Andrew

Reviews considerations of information theory and feedback control as applied to biological systems, and particularly their impact on the early development of cybernetics…

Methodological problems with the empirical testability of sociocybernetic theories

Johannes van der Zouwen

Theories in sociocybernetics usually have a high degree of complexity, which may lead to methodological problems when these theories are tested in confrontation with “real…

Consciousness: the Holy Grail of Science

C. Musès

Presents consciousness as not only cognitive awareness in sensory, imaginational, remembered and dream contexts, but also as the awareness in all of us that is not…

Cybernetics and economics

Ernest P. Billeter‐Frey

Outlines some of the different ways of analysing economic systems. Considers the econometric way of research does not explain fully and adequately the economic activity…

Towards a general system for knowledge fusion

Wolf Pearlman

Considers that architecture continues to be tempted to narrow down its area of concern to that which it can manage with available techniques. Believes it avoids those…

Use of Wiener’s diffusion model in economic planning

Amitava Ghosal

Discusses the application of Wiener’s diffusion model as applied in engineering and physics. Shows how the model can be used in dealing with problems that arise in…

Feedback and pullback in computer science

Constantin Virgil Negoita

Investigates some major instances of feedback and pullback in structured programming, expert systems, neural networks, and fuzzy systems. Provides details of particular…

Contours of diversity management and triple loop learning

Robert L. Flood, Norma R.A. Romm

Introduces diversity management as managing the increased diversity of issues that confront humankind in contemporary organizational and societal affairs. Defines triple…

Five decades of information theory: successes, disappointments, prospects

Guy Jumarie

Surveys some of the important contributions of information theory (IT) to the understanding of systems science and cybernetics. Presents a short background on the main…



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