Volume 10 · Number 2 · Pages 261–263
Mysteries of Cognition. Review of Neocybernetics and Narrative by Bruce Clarke

Dirk Baecker

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Upshot: Are narratives systems on their own, or rather structures supporting and, if need be, subverting the reproduction of systems? Bruce Clarke inquires into the ability of social systems theory to help understand narratives - and comes across some “mysteries of cognition” concerning the questions of how systems emerge and which of them might be considered self-referential and autopoietic.


Baecker D. (2015) Mysteries of cognition. Review of neocybernetics and narrative by bruce clarke. Constructivist Foundations 10(2): 261–263. http://constructivist.info/10/2/261

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