Wolfgang Hofkirchner archives (page 24)

Transhumanist shortcomings, net populism, and the discrimination of possibilities

In the week before Easter 2017, the Bertalanffy Center for the Study of Systems Science hosted three events organised by the Emergent Systems Group as a prelude to three workshops to be held by the group at the IS4SI Summit…

Project started: Workshop I in Systems Approaches towards Information Ethics

Tomas Sigmund, member of the Emergent Systems Group, works as Assistant Professor at the Department of Systems Analysis that belongs to the Faculty of Informatics and Statistics at the University of Economics, Prague. Currently he is focusing on theoretical systems approaches towards information and computer…

“Meaning” did not come like a bolt from the blue

Recent literature suggests the appearance of information that is coupled to significance not only with the advent of biotic agents (“meaning“ in living systems) but already with prebiotic environments, namely, with the existence of agents (non-living, physical systems) that – according to the fourth law of thermodynamics after Stuart…

Talk at the third ISA Forum 2016 “The Future We want: Global Sociology and the Struggles for a Better World”

Wolfgang Hofkirchner attended Research Committee on Sociocybernetics sessions and held a lecture on Convergences  of  General  System  Theory,  Critical  Realism  and  Theory  of  Society. The Forum of the International Sociological Association took place in Vienna from 10-14 July 2016.

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