Information Systems, Cognitive Science, and Artificial Intelligence

  • John Mingers
Part of the Contemporary Systems Thinking book series (CST)

Abstract

This final chapter of applications will look at two related areas: computer-based information systems (IS), and cognitive science and artificial intelligence. Within IS, autopoietic ideas have so far had only a limited influence, largely through the work of Winograd and Flores, who have produced a critique of both information systems design and artificial intelligence. This is covered in Section 11.2. More significantly, Varela has concentrated, in recent years, on cognitive science and has developed a new framework, the enactive approach, based partly on earlier cognitive theories and the phenomenology of Merleau-Ponty. This is the subject of Section 11.3.

Keywords

Information System Cognitive Science Enactive Approach Information System Design Organizational Closure 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • John Mingers
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  1. 1.University of WarwickCoventryEngland, UK

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