Author R. Glanville
Ranulph Glanville studied architecture and electronic composition followed by cybernetics (his PhD was examined by Heinz von Foerster, his supervisor was Gordon Pask) and then human learning (PhD examined by Gerard de Zeeuw, supervisor Laurie Thomas). He has published extensively in all these fields. Glanville taught and facilitated the development of programmes and research in Universities around the world. Ranulph Glanville passed away on 20 December 2014.

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Glanville R. (1978) The nature of fundamentals, applied to the fundamentals of nature. In: Klir G. J. (ed.) Applied general systems research. Plenum, New York: 401–409. Available at
Glanville R. (1982) Inside every white box there are two black boxes trying to get out. Behavioural Science 12(1): 1–11. Available at
Glanville R. (1987) The question of cybernetics. Cybernetics and Systems 18(2): 99–112. Available at
Glanville R. (1990) The self and the other: The purpose of distinction. In: Trappl R. (ed.) Cybernetics and systems ‘90: Proceedings of the European Meeting on Cybernetics and Systems Research. World Scientific, Singapore: 1–8. Available at
Glanville R. (1994) Variety in design. Systems Research 11(3): 95–103. Available at
Glanville R. (1995) A (cybernetic) musing: Communication 1. Cybernetics & Human Knowing 3(3): 47–51. Available at
Glanville R. (1995) A (cybernetic) musing: Control 2. Cybernetics & Human Knowing 3(2): 43–46. Available at
Glanville R. (1996) Heinz von Foerster. The form and the content. Systems Research 13(3): 271–278. Available at
Glanville R. (1997) A ship without a rudder. In: Glanville R. & de Zeeuw G. (eds.) Problems of excavating cybernetics and systems. BKS+, Southsea. Available at
Glanville R. (1998) A (cybernetic) musing: The gestation of second order cybernetics, 1968–1975 – A Personal Account. Cybernetics & Human Knowing 5(2): 85–95. Available at
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