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Kauffman, Stuart A.

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Works: 38 works in 175 publications in 10 languages and 5,621 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings 
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 )

43 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,657 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 )

24 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in English and held by 1,214 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 widely observed throughout nature. Kauffman here argues that self-organization plays an important role in the emergence of life itself and may play as fundamental a role in shaping life's subsequent evolution as does the Darwinian process of natural selection. Yet until now no systematic effort has been made to incorporate the concept of self-organization into evolutionary theory. The construction requirements which permit complex systems to adapt remain poorly understood, as is the extent to which selection itself can yield systems able to adapt more successfully. This book explores these themes. It shows how complex systems, contrary to expectations, can spontaneously exhibit stunning degrees of order, and how this order, in turn, is essential for understanding the emergence and development of life on Earth. Topics include the new biotechnology of applied molecular evolution, with its important implications for developing new drugs and vaccines; the balance between order and chaos observed in many naturally occurring systems; new insights concerning the predictive power of statistical mechanics in biology; and other major issues. Indeed, the approaches investigated here may prove to be the new center around which biological science itself will evolve. The work is written for all those interested in the cutting edge of research in the life sciences
Reinventing the sacred : a new view of science, reason and religion by Stuart A Kauffman( Book )

22 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 858 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 706 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
Humanity in a creative universe by Stuart A Kauffman( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 141 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
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 )

8 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Öltropfen im Wasser : Chaos, Komplexität, Selbstorganisation in Natur und Gesellschaft by Stuart A Kauffman( Book )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu miao shu zuo zhe ben ren guan yu fu za xing yuan li de yi xie tan suo,Jiu shi zai zhei xie yuan li de zuo yong xia,Yi dao fen zi tang li chan sheng le sheng ming,Zui zhong jin hua chu wo men jin tian jian dao de sheng wu quan
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 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond mechanism : putting life back into biology( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pairing scientists and philosophers together, this book is an exploration of some of the new frontiers in biology (e.g., Emergence, Complex Systems, Biosemiotics, Symbiogenesis, Organic Selection, Epigenetics, Niche Construction, Teleodynamics, etc.). The chapters in this volume challenge the mechanistic metaphysic that is implicit in the reigning neo-Darwinist paradigm, point to more inclusive modes of thinking in relation to the nature of life, and contribute to the novel synthesis that is presently "in the air."
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 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Réinventer le sacré : une nouvelle vision de la science, de la raison et de la religion by Stuart A Kauffman( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in French and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond belief : Enlightenment 2.0( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 4 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
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

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

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

Beyond mechanism : putting life back into biology by Brian G Henning( Book )

2 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It has been said that new discoveries and developments in the human, social, and natural sciences hang "in the air" (Bowler, 1983; 2008) prior to their consummation. While neo-Darwinist biology has been powerfully served by its mechanistic metaphysic and a reductionist methodology in which living organisms are considered machines, many of the chapters in this volume place this paradigm into question. Pairing scientists and philosophers together, this volume explores what might be termed "the New Frontiers" of biology, namely contemporary areas of research that appear to call an updating, a supplementation, or a relaxation of some of the main tenets of the Modern Synthesis. Such areas of investigation include: Emergence Theory, Systems Biology, Biosemiotics, Homeostasis, Symbiogenesis, Niche Construction, the Theory of Organic Selection (also known as "the Baldwin Effect"), Self-Organization and Teleodynamics, as well as Epigenetics. Most of the chapters in this book offer critical reflections on the neo-Darwinist outlook and work to promote a novel synthesis that is open to a greater degree of inclusivity as well as to a more holistic orientation in the biological sciences
Naturalny wyraz wszechświata : między pożywieniem a trucizną by Stuart A Kauffman( )

1 edition published in 2010 in Polish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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

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
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Kauffman Stuart

Kauffman, Stuart 1939-

Kauffman, Stuart Alan 1939-

Kauffmann, Stu 1939-

Kaufmann, Stuart

Stuart Alan Kauffman

Stuart Kauffman ahli biologi asal Amerika Serikat

Stuart Kauffman Amerikaans bioloog

Stuart Kauffman biologo statunitense

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

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استوارت کافمن

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