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Cybernetics
A COLLECTION OF 5 WORKS, COMPRISING:
Estimation
400600
ACCÉDER AU LOT
793
Cybernetics
A COLLECTION OF 5 WORKS, COMPRISING:
Estimation
400600
ACCÉDER AU LOT

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Cybernetics
A COLLECTION OF 5 WORKS, COMPRISING:
i. Ashby, William Ross (1903-1972). Design for a brain. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1952, 8vo, original cloth, dust-jacket, (bought from Scientia, Arlington, MA, 1990), [T&W A105; Origins of Cyberspace 425]
ii. Walter, William Grey (1910-1977). The Living Brain. New York: W.W. Norton & Company Inc, 1953, 8vo, original cloth, dust-jacket, (bought from Interlibrum, Vaduz, 1993), [T&W W6; cf. Origins of Cyberspace 973 (edition London: Gerald Duckworth, 1953)]
iii. Herrick, Charles Judson (1868-1960). The Thinking Machine. University of Chicago Press, 1929, 8vo, original cloth, (bought from Morgan, 1990), [T&W H124]
iv. Latil, Pierre de (born 1905). La pensée artificielle. Introduction a la cybernétique. Paris: Gallimard, 1953, 8vo, original wrappers, (bought from Librairie Alain Brieux, Paris, 1993), [T&W L35; Origins of Cyberspace 565]
v. Von Foerster, Heinz (1911-2002), ed. Cybernetics. Circular causal, and feedback mechanisms in biological and social systems. Transactions of the sixth conference March 24-25, 1949, New York. New York: Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation, 1950, 8vo, laminated cloth, (Mathematical Institute, Darmstadt, stamps), [T&W V33]
first editions or first American editions
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William Ashby was the Director of Research at the Barnwood House Psychiatric Hospital when he wrote Design for a Brain. He was one of the key members of the early group of researchers who laid the foundation for a mechanistic theory of the nervous system and brain. William Grey Walter was famous for his research into brain function and for constructing a mechanical tortoise or Machine Speculatrix.

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