Cybernetics as a Systems Philosophy

  • A. J. Bahm

Abstract

Although cybernetics is not primarily a philosophy, it implies philosophical assumptions: mechanistic materialism modified by feedback mechanisms enabling interactions between dynamic systems. It lacks ability to explain organic wholes. Systems theorists should adopt organicism, a philosophy conceiving systems, including numbers, as organic wholes.

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© The World Organisation of General Systems and Cybernetics 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. J. Bahm
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyUniversity of New MexicoAlbuquerqueUSA

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