By Heinz von Foerster, Albert Müller, Karl H. Müller, Elinor Rooks, Michael Kasenbacher
Heinz von Foerster was once the inventor of second-order cybernetics, which acknowledges the investigator as a part of the procedure he's investigating. the start of Heaven and Earth Has No identify offers an obtainable, nonmathematical, and complete assessment of von Foerster's cybernetic rules and of the philosophy latent inside them. It distills thoughts scattered around the lifework of this clinical polymath and influential interdisciplinarian. whilst, as a book-length interview, it does justice to von Foerster's élan as a speaker and improviser, his ability as a raconteur.
Developed from a week-long dialog among the editors and von Foerster close to the top of his existence, this paintings playfully engages von Foerster in constructing the variation his suggestion of second-order cybernetics makes for themes starting from emergence, existence, order, and thermodynamics to remark, recursion, cognition, notion, reminiscence, and communication.
The publication offers an English-speaking viewers a brand new ease of entry to the wealthy proposal and beneficiant spirit of this awesome and protean philosopher