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The Illusion that Man Constructs Reality A Retrograde Trend in the Cybernetical Movement

The Illusion that Man Constructs Reality A Retrograde Trend in the Cybernetical Movement Based primarily on the belief that it is man who constructs reality, a trend has grown in recent years to regard cybernetics as superseding the scientific methodology. Shows the untenability of this belief, its reliance on imprecise language, in particular on the ambiguous term system, and reiterates that sound cybernetics is just a part of the scientific tradition, firmly rooted in two Objectivity Axioms. The constructivist trend has drawn attention away from serious and difficult problems, and put the focus on the superficial and the trivial. Offers some suggestions as to how the cybernetical movement can regain contact with the advancing frontiers of science. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Kybernetes Emerald Publishing

The Illusion that Man Constructs Reality A Retrograde Trend in the Cybernetical Movement

Kybernetes , Volume 21 (4): 14 – Apr 1, 1992

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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0368-492X
DOI
10.1108/eb005931
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Abstract

Based primarily on the belief that it is man who constructs reality, a trend has grown in recent years to regard cybernetics as superseding the scientific methodology. Shows the untenability of this belief, its reliance on imprecise language, in particular on the ambiguous term system, and reiterates that sound cybernetics is just a part of the scientific tradition, firmly rooted in two Objectivity Axioms. The constructivist trend has drawn attention away from serious and difficult problems, and put the focus on the superficial and the trivial. Offers some suggestions as to how the cybernetical movement can regain contact with the advancing frontiers of science.

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KybernetesEmerald Publishing

Published: Apr 1, 1992

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