The ‘ Cybernetic Cut ’ : Progressing from Description to Prescription in Systems Theory

@inproceedings{Abel2008TheC,
  title={The ‘ Cybernetic Cut ’ : Progressing from Description to Prescription in Systems Theory},
  author={David L. Abel and Robert Rosen and Lu{\'i}s Rocha},
  year={2008}
}
Howard Pattee championed the term “epistemic cut” to describe the symbol-matter, subject-object, genotypephenotype distinction. But the precise point of contact between logical deductive formalisms and physicality still needs elucidation. Can information be physical? How does nonphysical mind arise from physicality to then establish formal control over that physicality (e.g., engineering feats, computer science)? How did inanimate nature give rise to an algorithmically organized, semiotic and… CONTINUE READING