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Anticipatory Systems

Philosophical, Mathematical and Methodological Foundations

  • 1st Edition, Volume 1 - June 1, 1985
  • Author: Robert Rosen
  • Editor: G. Klir
  • Language: English
  • eBook ISBN:
    9 7 8 - 1 - 4 8 3 2 - 8 6 2 7 - 3

The first detailed study of this most important class of systems which contain internal predictive models of themselves and/or of their environments and whose predictions are… Read more

Anticipatory Systems

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The first detailed study of this most important class of systems which contain internal predictive models of themselves and/or of their environments and whose predictions are utilized for purposes of present control. This book develops the basic concept of a predictive model, and shows how it can be embedded into a system of feedforward control. Includes many examples and stresses analogies between wired-in anticipatory control and processes of learning and adaption, at both individual and social levels. Shows how the basic theory of such systems throws a new light both on analytic problems (understanding what is going on in an organism or a social system) and synthetic ones (developing forecasting methods for making individual or collective decisions).