Jane Austen and Systems Theory

Jane Austen’s Emma (1815) has a lot in common with Anton Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard (1904). Both deal with the transition…

Attribution and Causality

In a previous post, I wrote about Brian Massumi’s idea of preemptive logic, which he also describes as a kind…

Paradox and Self-Reference

This is from The Dream of Reality: Heinz von Foerster’s Constructivism by Lynn Segal (1986). A paradox is a statement…