Conversation, Design and Ethics: The Cybernetics of Ranulph Glanville

Sweeting, Ben (2015) Conversation, Design and Ethics: The Cybernetics of Ranulph Glanville Cybernetics & Human Knowing, 22 (2-3). pp. 99-105. ISSN 0907-0877

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Abstract

One of the major themes of Ranulph Glanville's work has been the intimate connection between cybernetics and design, the two principle disciplines that he has worked in and contributed to. In this paper I review the significance of the analogy that he proposes between the two and its connection to his concerns with, firstly, the cybernetic practice of cybernetics and, secondly, the relation between cybernetics and ethics. I propose that by putting the cybernetics-design analogy together with the idea that in cybernetics epistemological and ethical questions coincide, we can understand design as not just a form of cybernetic practice but also one in which ethical questions are implicit.

Item Type: Journal article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cybernetics; Design; Conversation; Ethics; Ranulph Glanville; Second-order cybernetics
Subjects: W000 Creative Arts and Design > W200 Design
H000 Engineering > H600 Electrical and Electronic Engineering > H672 Cybernetics
V000 Historical and Philosophical studies > V500 Philosophy > V511 Epistemology
V000 Historical and Philosophical studies > V500 Philosophy > V520 Moral philosophy
Depositing User: Converis
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2016 03:01
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2016 09:04
URI: http://eprints.brighton.ac.uk/id/eprint/14705

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