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Extending Deacon’s notion of teleodynamics to culture, language, organization, science, economics and technology (CLOSET)

Logan, Robert K. (2015) Extending Deacon’s notion of teleodynamics to culture, language, organization, science, economics and technology (CLOSET). Information, 6 (4). pp. 669-678. ISSN 2078-2489

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/info6040669

Abstract

Terrence Deacon’s (2012) notion developed in his book Incomplete Nature (IN) that living organisms are teleodynamic systems that are self-maintaining, self-correcting and self-reproducing is extended to human social systems. The hypothesis is developed that culture, language, organization, science, economics and technology (CLOSET) can be construed as living organisms that evolve, maintain and reproduce themselves and are self-correcting, and hence are teleodynamic systems. The elements of CLOSET are to a certain degree autonomous, even though they are obligate symbionts dependent on their human hosts for the energy that sustains them.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: culture; language; organization; organization; science; economics; technology; teleodynamics; morphodynamics; homeodynamics; thermodynamics; organism; obligate symbiont
Divisions: Research Labs > sLAB (Strategic Innovation Lab)
Date Deposited: 05 May 2016 17:22
Last Modified: 03 Feb 2017 19:32
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/575

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