Information, Meaning and Communication: An Autopoietic Approach to Linking the Social and Individual

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. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
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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