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Kauffman, Stuart A.

Overview
Works: 32 works in 159 publications in 9 languages and 5,434 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Trials, litigation, etc 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Editor, Interviewee
Classifications: QH325, 577
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Most widely held works about Stuart A Kauffman
 
Most widely held works by Stuart A Kauffman
At home in the universe : the search for laws of self-organization and complexity by Stuart A Kauffman( Book )

49 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book Stuart Kauffman argues that whilst natural selection is important, it is underpinned by self organization; that in crafting the living world, selection has always acted on those systems that exhibit spontaneous order
The origins of order : self-organization and selection in evolution by Stuart A Kauffman( Book )

23 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in English and held by 1,206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stuart Kauffman here presents a brilliant new paradigm for evolutionary biology, one that extends the basic concepts of Darwinian evolution to accommodate recent findings and perspectives from the fields of biology, physics, chemistry and mathematics. The book drives to the heart of the exciting debate on the origins of life and maintenance of order in complex biological systems. It focuses on the concept of self-organization: the spontaneous emergence of order that is widely observed throughout nature Kauffman argues that self-organization plays an important role in the Darwinian process of n
Reinventing the sacred : a new view of science, reason and religion by Stuart A Kauffman( Book )

23 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 876 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Reinventing the Sacred, Kauffman argues that the science of complexity provides a way to move beyond reductionist science to something new: a unified culture where we see God in the creativity of the universe, biosphere, and humanity. Kauffman explains that the ceaseless natural creativity of the world can be a profound source of meaning, wonder, and further grounding of our place in the universe. His theory carries with it a new ethic for an emerging civilization and a reinterpretation of the divine. He asserts that we are impelled by the imperative of life itself to live with faith and courage-and the fact that we do so is indeed sublime. Reinventing the Sacred will change the way we all think about the evolution of humanity, the universe, faith, and reason. - Publisher
Investigations by Stuart A Kauffman( Book )

29 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in 6 languages and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A tour-de-force exploration of the very essence of life itself, with conclusions that radically undermine the scientific approaches on which modern science rests; the approches of Newton, Boltzman, Boht and Einstein."--Cover
Molecular evolution on rugged landscapes : proteins, RNA, and the immune system : the proceedings of the Workshop on Applied Molecular Evolution and the Maturation of the Immune Response, held March, 1989 in Santa Fe, New Mexico by Workshop on Applied Molecular Evolution and the Maturation of the Immune Response( Book )

5 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Humanity in a creative universe by Stuart A Kauffman( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the hard sciences , which can often feel out of grasp for many lay readers, there are "great thinkers" who go far beyond the equations, formulas, and research. Great minds such as Stuart A. Kauffman think about the functions and nature of the universe, the implications of our living existence, and other impossibly fascinating, yet difficult questions. He has dedicated his lifetime to researching "complex systems" at prestigious institutions and now writes his treatise on the most complex systems of all, the creative universe, the limits of scientific laws, and the role of the mind. Grounded in his rigorous training and research background, Kauffman is interdisciplinary in every sense of the word, sorting through the major questions and theories in biology, physics, and philosophy. Best known for his philosophy of evolutionary biology, Kauffman coined the term "UNprestatability" to call into question whether science can ever accurately and precisely predict the future development of biological features in organisms that cannot even be prestated. If not, he argues, no laws will entail biological evolution. As evidenced by the title's mention of creativity, the book stunningly argues that our preoccupation to explain all things with scientific law has deadened our creative nature. In this fascinating book, Kauffman concludes that the development of life on earth is not governed by law, because no theory could ever fully account for the unprestatable emergence of new functional variations of evolution. This book reframes our view of reality, challenging the next generations of great thinkers, and will be discussed for years to come."--Dust jacket
A casa nell'universo : le leggi del caos e della complessità by Stuart A Kauffman( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in Italian and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reinventare il sacro : una nuova concezione della scienza, della ragione e della religione by Stuart A Kauffman( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in Italian and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond belief Enlightenment 2.0( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As you watch the conversation in Beyond Belief: Enlightenment 2.0, it might help to know about one of the sources that was helpful to me in formulating the agenda, assembling the cast of characters, and setting the tone for the meeting. I quoted this passage from Humanity: A Moral History of the Twentieth Century by Jonathan Glover (who directs the Centre of Medical Law and Ethics at King's College, London): "Now we tend to see the Enlightenment view of human psychology as thin and mechanical, and Enlightenment hopes of social progress through the spread of humanitarianism and the scientific outlook as naive ... One of this book's aims is to replace the thin, mechanical psychology of the Enlightenment with something more complex, something closer to reality ... another aim of the book is to defend the Enlightenment hope of a world that is more peaceful and humane, the hope that by understanding more about ourselves we can do something to create a world with less misery. I have qualified optimism that this hope is well founded ..." I say Amen to that. If Enlightenment 1.0 took a thin and mechanical view of human nature and psychology, I think Enlightenment 2.0 can offer a much 'thicker' and cognitively richer account - less naive and also, perhaps, less hubristic. If there's one thing we've learned - particularly from cognitive neuroscience - it is that we need to have some strategic humility about the hobby horses we are inclined to ride".--Website
Selective adaptation and its limits in automata and evolution by Stuart A Kauffman( )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The production recipes approach to modeling technological innovation : an application to learning by doing( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The evolution of economic webs by Stuart A Kauffman( )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Optimal search on a technology landscape by Stuart A Kauffman( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selectable Sets of Novel Proteins: Catalytic and other Properties( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This proposal aimed at the development of mathematical, computer, recombinant DNA, selection and screening procedures to attain adaptive evolution of entirely novel peptides or fusion proteins with useful catalytic, ligand binding, structural or other features. Potential uses range from industrial catalysis to production of new drugs and vaccines. A broad purpose of the experimental effort is to obtain novel peptides which can mimic the biological effects of almost arbitrary signal molecules such as hormones, growth factors, even pathogenic antigens. Mathematical models were developed to explore rugged 'adaptive landscapes' associated with protein evolution. The fundamental importance of this work includes analysis of the distribution of function in peptide space and opening the way towards a technology of applied molecular evolution. (AW)
Science on the edge of chaos by Luc Steels( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Panel discussie o.l.v. Luc Steels met Christian de Duve, Günter von Kiedrowski en Stuart Kauffmann over de oorsprong van het leven. De Duve gaat uit van de complexiteit van de cel terwijl von Kiedrowski de replicatie van RNA als uitgangspunt neemt. Aansluitend worden vragen van kijkers beantwoord
Random grammars : a new class of models for functional integration and transformation in the biological, neural, and social sciences by Stuart A Kauffman( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Reinventing the Sacred( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Discusses a radically new scientific world view and challenges Western view that all that unfolds in the universe is describable by natural law
Co-evolution to the edge of chaos: coupled fitness landscapes, poised states, and co-evolutionary avalanches by Stuart A Kauffman( )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A third window : natural life beyond Newton and Darwin by Robert E Ulanowicz( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thus far, the dominant paradigms through which modern scientists have viewed nature have been structured primarily around Newtonian and Darwinian approaches. As theoretical ecologist Robert E. Ulanowicz observes in his new work, A Third Window, neither of these models is sufficient for explaining how real change & mdash;in the form of creative advance or emergence & mdash;takes place in nature. The metaphysical foundations laid by these great thinkers centuries ago are ill suited to sustain today's search for a comprehensive description of complex living systems. Ecosystem dynamics, for example, vi
 
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At home in the universe : the search for laws of self-organization and complexity
Alternative Names
Kauffman Stuart

Kauffman, Stuart 1939-

Kauffman, Stuart Alan 1939-

Kauffmann, Stu 1939-

Kaufmann, Stuart

Stuart Alan Kauffman

Stuart Kauffman Amerikaans bioloog

Stuart Kauffman biologo statunitense

Stuart Kauffman US-amerikanischer Biologe und Forscher auf dem Gebiet komplexer Systeme

סטיוארט קאופמן

استورات کافمن زیست‌شناس آمریکایی

카우프만, 스튜어트 1939-

카우프만, 스튜어트 앨런 1939-

カウフマン, スチュアート

カウフマン, スチュワート

スチュアート・カウフマン

斯图亚特·考夫曼

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Reinventing the sacred : a new view of science, reason and religionInvestigationsMolecular evolution on rugged landscapes : proteins, RNA, and the immune system : the proceedings of the Workshop on Applied Molecular Evolution and the Maturation of the Immune Response, held March, 1989 in Santa Fe, New Mexico