Reading List «Early Papers on Second-Order Cybernetics»

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Foerster H. von (1967) Computation in neural nets. Currents in Modern Biology 1: 47–93.
Foerster H. von (1973) On constructing a reality. In: Preiser W. F. E. (ed.) Environmental design research, Vol. 2. Dowden, Hutchinson & Ross, Stroudsburg PA: 35–46. Fulltext at
Foerster H. von (1976) Objects: Tokens for (eigen-)behaviors. ASC Cybernetics Forum 8(3–4): 91–96. Fulltext at
Foerster H. von (1984) Principles of Self-Organization in a Socio-Managerial Context. In: Ulrich H. & Probst G. J. (eds.) Self-Organization and Management of Social Systems. Springer, Berlin: 2–24. Fulltext at
Glanville R. & Varela F. J. (1981) “Your inside is out and your outside is in” (Beatles 1968). In: Lasker G. E. (ed.) Applied Systems and Cybernetics: Proceedings of the International Congress on Applied Systems Research and Cybernetics, Volume 2. Pergamon, New York: 638–641. Fulltext at
Glasersfeld E. von (1983) Learning as a constructive activity. In: Bergeron J. C. & Herscovics N. (eds.) Proceedings of the 5th Annual Meeting of the North American Group of Psychology in Mathematics Education, Vol. 1. PME-NA, Montreal: 41–101. Fulltext at
Glasersfeld E. von (1984) An introduction to radical constructivism. In: Watzlawick P. (ed.) The invented reality. Norton, New York: 17–40. Fulltext at
List owner’s comment: This is the "classical" introduction to Radical Constructivism in which Ernst von Glasersfeld describes the motivation and philosophical concepts that lead to the formulation of his constructivism. The text is a well-written introduction that can be easily understood by readers without philosophical background.
Kauffman L. H. (1987) Imaginary values in mathematical logic. In: Proceedings of the Seventeenth International Conference on Multiple Valued Logic. IEEE: 282–289. Fulltext at
Kauffman L. H. (1987) Self-reference and recursive forms. Journal of Social and Biological Structures 10: 53–72. Fulltext at
Kauffman L. H. & Varela F. J. (1980) Form dynamics. Journal for Social and Biological Structures 3: 171–206. Fulltext at
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