Classical Papers – Principles of the self-organizing system
E:CO Special Double Issue Vol. 6 Nos. 1-2 2004 pp. 102-126
Principles of the self-organizing system
W. Ross Ashby
Originally published as Ashby, W. R. (1962). “Principles of the self-organizing system,” in Principles of Self-Organization: Transactions of the University of Illinois Symposium, H. Von Foerster and G. W. Zopf, Jr. (eds.), Pergamon
Press: London, UK, pp. 255-278. Reproduced with the kind permission of Ross Ashby’s daughters, Sally Bannister, Ruth Pettit, and Jill Ashby. We would also like to thank John Ashby for his generous assistance in obtaining their permission.