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Synergy, Cybernetics, and the Evolution of Politics

Peter A. Corning

in Holistic Darwinism

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print December 2005 | ISBN: 9780226116136
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226116334 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226116334.003.0007
Synergy, Cybernetics, and the Evolution of Politics

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This chapter discusses the relationship between synergy, cybernetics, and the bioeconomics of sociality. It argues that the parallel evolution of cybernetic process has been a major codeterminant of complexification process or the evolution of complex systems over time. This chapter highlights the role of cybernetic control processes in living systems of all kinds and explains how Synergism Hypothesis relates specifically to the evolution of cybernetic systems in human societies.

Keywords: synergy; cybernetics; bioeconomics of sociality; complex systems; cybernetic control process; Synergism Hypothesis; human societies

Chapter.  8982 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Evolutionary Biology

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