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Author Scott, Bernard

Title Festschrift for Felix Geyer : Festschrift for Felix Geyer
Published Bradford : Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2006


Description 1 online resource (347 pages)
Series Volume 35, Issue 3 & 4
Volume 35, Issue 3 & 4
Contents Cover; CONTENTS; Editorial advisory board; Preface; Editors' introduction; Contributors to the Festschrift; The cold war within a sociological systems perspective; Reflexivity revisited: the sociocybernetics of belief, meaning, truth and power; Thank you Felix Geyer; Happiness and the pursuit of happiness; Thinking about experience and action; The sociological concept of autopoiesis; Sociocybernetics and social entropy theory; The challenge of the past for the future of the social sciences; The necessity of trans-scientific frameworks for doing interdisciplinary research
Sociocybernetics and testability: a bridge too far?A forgotten message? von Bertalanffy's puzzle; Corporate social responsibility from the viewpoint of systems thinking; Social knowledge for a world in transition; Complex systems studies and the concepts of security; Is Kevin Warwick a dandy?; The crisis of contemporary science; Studying alienation: toward a better society?; The biological metaphor of a second-order observer and the sociological discourse; The two faces of American power; The vicarious self; Cybernetics and systems on the web: Jerry Wiesner and MIT; Awards; Book reviews
Book reportsAnnouncements; Special announcements
Summary This e-book consists of research papers and personal reflections of Felix Geyer's work or to the areas in which he has been active (socio-cybernetics, alienation theory). Socio-cybernetics can be defined as "Systems Science in Sociology and Other Social Sciences"--Systems science, because socio-cybernetics is not limited to theory but includes application, empirical research, methodology, axiology (i.e., ethics and value research), and epistemology
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Subject Cybernetics.
Systems engineering.
systems engineering.
Systems engineering
Form Electronic book
Author Misheva, Vissela
Dijkum, Cor van
ISBN 9781845449537