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Systems Inquiry Primer Project


CREATING A BASIC TUTORIAL ON SYSTEMS AND CYBERNETICS.


By Charles Francois

In various forms, such a tutorial has been developed along the last fifteen years by our Argentine Association.

Presently, the tutorial includes two succesive modules.

A. An Introductory Tutorial

1. The sources of knowledge

- Physical, physiogical, psychological, and cultural limits to perception and conceptualization

2. The System

- Whole and parts

- Emergent Relationships

- General characteristics of sub-systems

- Environment, input and output, sources and sinks

- [wiki: Processes]], inter and intrasystemic flows, Interconnections, functions

- Stucture, order and form

3. Systems Transformations

- Autogenesis

- Growth and Morphogenesis

- Fluctuations and instabiliities

- Emergence through dissipative structuration

- Aging and destruction

4. Cybernetics 1

- Positive, negative and compensating feedbacks

- Regulation, control, and hierarchy

- Variety and constraints

- Law of requiste variety

5. Cybernetics 11

- Information, signs, signals, significations, data, codes, languages, messages

- Communication, Transmission and quantification of information

- Channels, noise, redundancy

B. A second level Tutorial

1. Metaphors, analogies, Isomorphies

- Their transdisciplinary uses.

2. Complexity levels

- Miller's taxonomy of living systems, levels of organization

- critical subsystems

- translevel hypothesis

3. The various kinds of systems

- Their ways of processing energy, matter and information

Neural nets and complex systems genesis

4. From autopoiesis to autogenesis and vice-versa

- controls, natural and artificial

cybenetics of the complex control

5. Complex cyclical behavior in systems

- Deterministic chaos, limits to determinism in prospective and planning

- multi-level cyclical forecasting and planning

6. Cybernetics of second order

- The observer according to von Foerster, Maturana, and Jumarie

- wiki Korzybski's Structural differential

7. Creation of information

- Information treatment

- formalized languages

SYSTEMIC THEORY Definition PART (B) Particular definition: Systems, from the four directions of Philosophy, Theory, Methodology and Application, in dynamic, multiple-causal interactive relationship, acting as a family, having members in a meaningful relationship acting as wholes and possessing organization as a process with aspects determined by boundaries set by the observer according to subjective and objective considerations that might be static or dynamic, with qualities or quantities that are simplicity compared relatively to complexity resulting in closed or open systems having form and function which can have emergent effects creating an evolution or devolution depending on internal or external relationships utilizing diffentiation and integration to form order out of chaoic behavior all at once over a period of time i.e., “autopoiesis” (self generation)

Dooyeweerd (p149)

Numeric

Spacial

Kinemaatic

Physical

Biotic

Sensitive

Logical

Informatory

Social

Economic

Aesthetic

Jurddicial

Etihical

Credal

Boulding (p148)

Frameworks

Clockworks

Thermostat

Cell

Plant

Animal

Human

Social Organization

Ontology (systemic)

Epistemology

TYPES OF SYSTEMS

Definition

Human activity systems

Artificial systems

Physical systems

Cybernetic systems

Second Order Cybernetic Systems

Intelligent Systems

Personality Systems

Emancipitory systems

Whole systems

Synegy systems

Process systems

Literature systems

Mathematical systems

Social systems

Semantical systems

Modeling systems

Management systems

Organizational systems

Information systems (Simms p305)

Spiritual systems.

Beautiful systems

Protracted systems

Educational systems

Deterministic systems

Indeterministic systems

System Theories

Critical systems theory,

Liberating systems theory,

Organismic theory,

Activity Theory (p293?)

Relationship Theory

Living systems theory,

Soft Systems Theory,

Dynamic Systems Theory,

A general theory of dynamic systems,

Complexity Theory

Complexity levels: (fm Francois)

Miller's taxonomy of living systems; levels of organization;

Critical Subsystems; Translevel Hypothesis.

The various kinds of systems:

Their ways of processing energy, matter and information.

Neural nets and complex systems genesis.

From autopoiesis to autogenesis and vice-versa.

The limits of autonomy; controls, natural and artificial; cybenetics of the complex control.

Complex cyclical behavior in systems:

Deterministic chaos; limits to determinism in prospective and planning; multi-level cyclivcal forecasting and planning.

Cybernetics of second order:

The observer according to von Foerster, Maturana, and Jumarie;

Korzybski's Structural differential

Creation of information: Information treatment; formalized languages.

SYSTEMIC TOOLS

Definition

Metaphors,

Analogies,

Isomorphies:

Graphs

Matrixes, etc.

Modeling

Simulation

Their transdisciplinary uses.

Cybermetics

Cybernetics 1

Positive, negative and compensating feedbacks

Regulation, control and hierarchy

Variety and constraints

Law of requiste variety

Cybernetics 11

Information: signs, signals, significations, data, codes, languages, messages

Communication: Transmission and quantification of information.

Channels, Noise, Redundancy

Chaos theory

Catstrophe theory

Dissipative structures

Process Logic (p103)

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