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Theory and Philosophy of Communication Communicational Theory Lecture by: Dr. Natalie Nelson-Marsh Tradition Cybernetic (complex systems) Theory Both Nomothetic and Practical Concepts Elements combine to make systems Inputs and outputs Parts are interrelated Independent Balance and change (homeostasis) Explanations Systems are sets of interacting components that together form something more Systems are dependent on other parts Systems are categorized by self-regulation and control Cyclical cause and effect Principles Self-regulation Feedback loops Networks Control processes
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Unformatted text preview: How does the system work What method Observation Philosophical Assumptions Epistemological Knowledge is a system of feedback loops From the knower and the known Knowledge to maintain balance is neutral/you are born with it There is a system that exists, but it is dependent on the person Ontological Humans have agency and prior How independents affects how system changes Axiological Understand and inform Everyone is part of the system Value-free (researchers role as a researcher influences the system)...
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  • Fall '09
  • Dr.NatalieNelson-Marsh
  • Cybernetics, Philosophy of Communication Communicational Theory, Principles Self-regulation Feedback, interrelated Independent Balance

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