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 … More

Distinctions as Folds

We might visualize a distinction as a folded sheet of paper. As we fold a sheet of paper, we make … More

So-Called System Failure

The only way an autopoietic system can fail is if it stops reproducing itself. Instrumental purposes are constructed by another … More

Information/Disinformation

The mass media doesn’t distinguish between information and disinformation. The mass media system only distinguishes between information/noninformation, and information is … More