Mingers, J. (1999) Information, Meaning and Communication: An Autopoietic Approach to Linking the Social and Individual. Cybernetics and Human Knowing, 6 (4). pp. 25-42. ISSN 0907-0877.
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This paper considers the relations between information and meaning, as generated through the interactions of individuals, and communication, at the level of society, from an autopoietic perspective. It draws on earlier work concerning first, the nature of information and its relation to meaning via embodied cognition; and, second, a classification of organizationally closed, or self-referential, systems. The contribution made in this paper is to link these analyses at the level of the individual up to the social system of communication (based on Luhmann's work) utilising structuration theory.
|Uncontrolled keywords:||communication, cybernetics, social|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)|
|Divisions:||Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School|
|Depositing User:||John Mingers|
|Date Deposited:||13 Jun 2009 13:12|
|Last Modified:||14 Jan 2010 14:13|
|Resource URI:||http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/3808 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)|
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