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Implementing Principles by Balancing Configurations of Functions: a tensegrity organization approacha tensegrity organization approach Printed in Transnational Associations , 1979, 12, pp 587-591 [ PDF version ] Introduction When a decision is made to pursue a group of concerns, there is a basic problem of ensuring that they are appropriately interrelated and do not simply constitute a fragmented collection of initiatives.
Chris Lucas "The Greek geometers could not therefore define the planar extensibility that lay outside and beyond the line of known content. Since the surface outside of the line went to infinity, you could not include it in your computation. The Greeks' concept of the geometrical, bound-area of their triangle - or their circle - lay demonstrably on only one bound-area side of the line.
by Flemming Funch, 4 Feb 95. Holarchy is a word coined by Arthur Koestler. It is a combination between the Greek word 'holos' meaning whole and the word 'hierarchy'. It is a hierarchically organized structure of units or entities that are called 'Holons'.
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This is a very intresting text about dualism , determinism, actor network theory, Brunono Latour etc.. by Sep 22
Maturana's early experimental work in neurophysiology and perception (Maturana et.al., 1960; Maturana et.al., 1968) led him to question information-theoretic notions of cognition. The theory he subsequently created was originally intended to address issues theretofore subsumed under studies of 'cognition' and/or 'perception'. The theory's scope has not remained limited to those issues. It builds from its cognitive base to generate implications for (among other things) epistemology, communication and social systems theory.
Humberto Mariotti The concept of autopoiesis has long surpassed the realm of biology. It has been used in areas so diverse as sociology, psychotherapy, management, anthropology, organizational culture, and many others. This circumstance transformed it in a very important and useful instrument for the investigation of reality. Years ago, Chilean scientists Humberto Maturana and Francisco Varela proposed the following question: to what extent human social phenomenology could be seen as a biological phenomenology?