Hardy, Littlewood and probability
In this survey, we trace the interplay between the Hardy–Littlewood school of analysis, prominent in the UK in the first half of the last century, and probability theory, barely known in the UK at…
Down the rabbit hole: Tracking the humanizing effect of John Dewey's pragmatism on Norbert Wiener
- Education2014 IEEE Conference on Norbert Wiener in the 21st Century (21CW)
This paper reveals how Dewey played a role in Wiener's philosophical underpinning and views on education and enables a demonstration that pragmatism made for a humanizing effect onWiener's efforts and, ultimately, his ongoing and increasing impact in technology and education.
Time for Pragmatism Huw
- Art, Philosophy
: Are the passage of time and the distinction between past and future features of the world in itself, or manifestations of the human perspective? The latter view has much in common with pragmatism,…
Capsaicin and cybernetics: Mexican intellectual networks in the foundation of cybernetics
- Computer ScienceAI & SOCIETY
A cultural and media archeological investigation is conducted that helps obtain new insights into the ongoing effort to intertwine the complex intellectual networks across different countries in Latin America, North America, and Europe.
Systems Seduction: The Aesthetics of Decentralization
- SociologyAgainst Reduction
The Genius Checklist: Nine Paradoxical Tips on How You Can Become a Creative Genius
Not long ago I published a speculative essay in Nature about whether genius had become obsolete in the natural sciences (Simonton, 2013a). My email inbox was soon inundated with reactions both…
The Charismatic Cultural Life of Cybernetics: Reading Norbert Wiener as Visible Scientist
Background Despite cybernetics’ short, incandescent life as a scientific knowledge, it has had an enduring cultural legacy. Analysis This article reads Norbert Wiener, the “father of cybernetics,”…
LINKING SOFTWARE ENGINEERING PARADIGMS TO ISLAMIC VALUES 1
- Computer Science
The principal point of this paper is to develop the importance of ethics among software engineers in order to make them realize the impact of various immoral practices in their field e.g., property violations, general software upgrading, design methodology, software privacy, etc.
Zermelo ’ s Anticipation of Russell ’ s Paradox
Ernst Zermelo presented an argument showing that there is no set of all sets that are members of themselves in a letter to Edmund Husserl on April 16th of 1902, and so just barely anticipated the…
Wiener's Cybernetics Legacy and the Growing Need for the Interdisciplinary Approach [Scanning Our Past]
- ArtProceedings of the IEEE
Presents the work of Norbert Wiener and explores his cybernetics legacy as well as his strong support for interdisciplinary research.