A General Theory of Generic Modelling and Paradigm Shifts: Part 2 – Cybernetic Orders

Kybernetes, Vol. 44 No. 2, 2015, Pp. 299-310

12 Pages Posted: 26 Apr 2015

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Maurice Yolles

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

Gerhard Fink

Dept of International Business and Trade

Date Written: April 26, 2015

Abstract

Part 2 establishes the principles of cybernetic orders using simplex modelling. A new theory of simplex orders arises from the new concept of generic modelling, illustrating cybernetic order. This permits the possibility of improved analysis and diagnosis of problematic situations belonging to complex situations through the use of higher order simplex models, and facilitates improvement in behavioural anticipation. Cultural agency theory can be used to generate higher simplex through principles of recursion, and hence to create a potential for the generation of families of new paradigms. The idea of conceptual emergence is also tied to the rise of new paradigms.

Keywords: Anticipating behaviour, complexity, generic modelling, cybernetic orders, paradigm, cultural agency theory, recursive models

Suggested Citation

Yolles, Maurice and Fink, Gerhard, A General Theory of Generic Modelling and Paradigm Shifts: Part 2 – Cybernetic Orders (April 26, 2015). Kybernetes, Vol. 44 No. 2, 2015, Pp. 299-310. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2599170

Maurice Yolles

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

Liverpool John Moores University
Liverpool
United Kingdom

Gerhard Fink (Contact Author)

Dept of International Business and Trade ( email )

Welthandelsplatz 1, Building D1
Wien, 1020
Austria
+43/1/313364331 (Phone)

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