Implications for Beer's Ontological System/Metasystem Dichotomy

Kybernetes, Vol. 33, Nos. 3/4, pp. 726-764, 2004

39 Pages Posted: 19 Mar 2009

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Maurice Yolles

John Moores University - Centre for the Creation of Coherent Change and Knowledge (C4K)

Date Written: March 15, 2009

Abstract

Stafford Beer developed managerial cybernetics, but there were many facets of his work. Most of his work concerned epistemology, and little concerned ontology. Not all of the aspects or implications of his work has been fully recognised, and an attempt shall be made to explore one of these. In particular, this paper explores his paradigm by considering some of the epistemologically and ontological angles. Some of the implications for Beer's work will also be shown to have led to the creation of a virtual paradigm capable of exploring his achievements "externally", after Goedel.

Keywords: Manageria Cybernetics, epitemology, ontology, virtual paradigm

Suggested Citation

Yolles, Maurice, Implications for Beer's Ontological System/Metasystem Dichotomy (March 15, 2009). Kybernetes, Vol. 33, Nos. 3/4, pp. 726-764, 2004. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1360388

Maurice Yolles (Contact Author)

John Moores University - Centre for the Creation of Coherent Change and Knowledge (C4K) ( email )

Liverpool John Moores University
Liverpool
United Kingdom

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