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cybernetics; general systems; transdisciplinarity; feedback; self-reference; collective phenomena; scales; hierarchies; emergence; downward causation; connectnism; chaos; autopoiesis; domains of discourse; causal domains; metaphors
This informal essay, written on the occasion of 60th anniversary of Wienerian cybernetics, presents a series of themes and ideas that has emerged during last several decades and which have direct or indirect relationships to the principal concepts of cybernetics. Moreover, they share with original cybernetics the same transdisciplinary character.
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