Circularity of Human Knowing and System Science

Antonin Rosicky


Human knowledge plays an essential role in systems complexity and its disdain reflects not only everyday life but also in hard system approaches. Its nature remains hidden and delimits a difference between knowledge as object and dynamic mental process. The biological nature of it is explained by contemporary second order cybernetic that point out two aspects of it: Knowledge is strongly coupled with individual however it is socially constructed at the same time. Higher more general concepts emerge in this way and constitutes culturally shared and often misjudged background of human thinking and doing. Also systemic thinking unifying modern systems science and cybernetics is such framework. The relationship of knowledge and systemic has circular character and enables to understood some problems newly, incl. some aspects of systems thinking.


abstraction, concept, cybernetics, knowledge, systemic, symbol

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