Stafford Beer studied Philosophy at London University and makes reference to philosophers throughout his books. He became involved in operations research during the Second World War while he was serving in the British Army. The stimulus of special wartime assignments caused most of the scientists involved in operations research to enlarge their thinking in unexpected directions. From this interaction, the science of cybernetics was born and eventually named.
A Biography of Beer
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Beer's Disciplinary Matrix
This page was last updated on August 5, 1996, by Rob Sable.