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The teleodynamics of language, culture, technology and science (LCT)

Logan, Robert K. (2013) The teleodynamics of language, culture, technology and science (LCT). Information, 4 (1). pp. 94-116. ISSN 2078-2489

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Abstract

Logan [1] in his book The Extended Mind developed the hypothesis that language, culture, technology and science can be treated as organisms that evolve and reproduce themselves. This idea is extended by making use of the notion of teleodynamics that Deacon [2] introduced and developed in his book Incomplete Nature to explain the nature of life, sentience, mind and a self that acts in its own interest. It is suggested that language, culture, technology and science (LCT&S) like living organisms also act in their own self-interest, are self-correcting and are to a certain degree autonomous even though they are obligate symbionts with their human hosts. Specifically, it will be argued that LCT&S are essentially teleodynamic systems, which Deacon defines as “self-creating, self-maintaining, self-reproducing, individuated systems [2] (p. 325)”.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: language; culture; technology; science; teleodynamics; morphodynamics; thermodynamics; organism; obligate symbiont
Divisions: Research Labs > sLAB (Strategic Innovation Lab)
Date Deposited: 10 May 2016 20:55
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2017 07:08
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/739

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