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19.1-2 | Global Conversation | Louis H. Kauffman

Reflections on reflexivity

Published onApr 09, 2023
19.1-2 | Global Conversation | Louis H. Kauffman

Any person who has language has the ability to understand the self-reflexive nature of language, and hence is, in her fluency, an expert in reflexivity. If we do not understand this, it is only because social and educational customs and prohibitions have placed blinders on our natural motion in thought and speech. (Kauffman, 2021)

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Reflections on reflexivity


This article is a meditation on the theme that language in its ability to discuss and refer is naturally self-referential. This theme is a key to cybernetics. The ideas in this article are extensions of the author’s prior work: Kauffman (2009, 2012a, 2012b, 2015).

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Presentation by Louis H. Kauffman for ASC Global Conversation

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Lou Kauffman - Cybernetic Tools - Contribution to Discussion Panel at ASC2020 Global Conversation

ASC Global Conversation: Discussion Session 4 Systems and Cybernetics

Moderated by Louis H. Kauffman. Panellists include Robert M Cutler, Andrei Cretu, Stuart Umpleby, Howard Silverman, Stephen Paff.

ASC2020-Session 4 - Systems and Cybernetics

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