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Other Index 2: Society

Other Index | 1: Natural Selection | 2: Society | 3: Multistable System | 4: DAMS | 4½: DAMS II | 5: Epistemology | 6: Higher geometry of fields and matrix theory | 7: Psychiatric Applications | 8: Conditioned Reflex | 9: Oddments | 10: Unsolved Problems | 11: Quotations | 12: Subjective | 13: Personal Notes | 14: Slogans and Aphorisms

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  3. As man in society is analogous to the neurone in the brain, the same solution will do for both. Cannon thinks the same, 2195, 2198.
  4. Verdoom on complexity of society and need for regulation, 1812.
  5. Humorous illustration of the difficulty of getting organised spontaneously, 1896.
  6. In organisations in general, particularly economic, the neutral points may have to be arranged holistically, 1661.
  7. Processes as absolute systems in society 2158.
  8. Society must be stable, Koffka on, 0358.
  9. Laws as step-functions in society 2293.
  10. Herbert Spencer notes equilibrium in society, 1836.
  11. Application by using a (breaking) machine to discover an organisation with required properties, e.g. economic, 1477.
  12. Organisation has two complexities: number of variables and number of parameters, 0984. In man-made machines, 1054.
  13. Why a civil servant should not show initiative! 1800.
  14. Laws in society as step-functions. 2293.
  15. Examples in society of independence by delay 2227.
  16. In a united section of society effects should be graduated or continuous, 1800.
  17. In society, variables must not be fixed thoughtlessly, 1807.
  18. Actual example of unstable equilibrium in a country, 1851, two more examples, 2434.
  19. Stability, not merely fixity, is essential, 1849.
  20. "Dominant" and "recessive" in the economic world, 1897.
  21. In forming any social system the joins should be minimal, 1905.
  22. Variables which have to be stabilised in society 1849.
  23. Systems of predators and prey 2553.
  24. Ecological system of Daphnia population, 2553.
  25. Law in a society as part-function, 2554.
  26. Memory in society by Standing Orders. 2554.
  27. Richardson treats foreign politics by my methods, i.e. as absolute systems, 2176.
  28. Shakespeare quotation on conflict in man and society 1870.
  29. Civil service, Greave's book on, feudal structure of, dispersion in, my suggestions for, 2743.
  30. Oscillations in fly population and its cause, 2784.
  31. Webb says that systems should not be able to control their own parameters and gives examples. 2829.
  32. Control by target-setting, 2887.
  33. Can all legislative activities be reduced to the setting of targets? 2898.
  34. Animal populations fluctuate incessently and their characteristics are always on the change. There is no resting state. 2906.
  35. Equations of a society in which each unit tries to maintain itself at some function of its surroundings 2991.
  36. The various members of a society should not have to judge the efficacy of their individual efforts by watching a common indicator 3140.
  37. Clausewitz on the principles of war 3453.
  38. We would expect activities in time to avoiding impinging on amplifiers like the newspapers, 3479.
  39. Society, and the nervous system, reduce all variables to a common form, 3481.
  40. Moreno's diagrams of the structure of social groups, 3508.
  41. Information as control, 3720.
  42. Advanced society planned as a super brain 3528. Should be able to undertake super-chess, ibid.
  43. Stabilising machinery in economic systems; free forms v. controlled forms, 4062.
  44. Organisation of a super-society, 4246, 4264, 4270.
  45. Organisation of a chess-playing society, 4273.
  46. Noise in the sub-units of society, 4280.
  47. The essential variables of the people in a society are as functionally joined as if in the person, 4284.
  48. An evolving system needs long-term memories as well as short, 4374.
  49. Trial = competition = experiment, 4380.
  50. Example showing present ignorance about organisation, 4394.
  51. Organisation between departments as partial solution of the problem 4515.
  52. The human brain may not be an optimal component 4545.
  53. Trials may [be] conducted as details within larger trial only if functionally disconnected while they are going on. 4547.
  54. Value of using models 4555.
  55. Methods of getting solution more quickly { 4560 4561 4562 4563 4564 4565 4566 4567 4568 4569 4570 4571 4572 4573 4574 4575 }
  56. Economic organisation, Reprint 37 (Simon)
  57. Incentives in social organisation 4603.
  58. The German General Staff 4605.
  59. Cromwell on the necessity for a constitution, 4633.
  60. Costing as method 4635.
  61. When limits of essential variables are 0 and + 8, and random disturbances are likely, best strategy is to make the value maximal, as with profits, 4642.
  62. Self locking by, Standing Orders 4642.
  63. The British Institute of Management (London, Director....Russell) is said to be interested in all forms of scientific and theoretical management.
  64. Societies far from the atomic level are too many to give a necessary law, though a constraint may be found in practice. 5113, 5115.
  65. Each unit, to improve its own regulation, improves its own channels of communication. But this adds richness to the channels in the whole system, so the whole moves on to a long and complex trajectory, till it hits a critical state. 5137.
  66. Toynbee's "laws" of societies 5142.
Other Index | 1: Natural Selection | 2: Society | 3: Multistable System | 4: DAMS | 4½: DAMS II | 5: Epistemology | 6: Higher geometry of fields and matrix theory | 7: Psychiatric Applications | 8: Conditioned Reflex | 9: Oddments | 10: Unsolved Problems | 11: Quotations | 12: Subjective | 13: Personal Notes | 14: Slogans and Aphorisms


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