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Kauffman, Stuart A.

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Works: 42 works in 141 publications in 9 languages and 4,982 library holdings
Genres: Conference proceedings 
Roles: Interviewee, Editor
Classifications: QH325, 577
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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 )
31 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 1,808 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 )
20 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 1,167 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 )
17 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 1,027 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 )
15 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 662 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 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Der Öltropfen im Wasser : Chaos, Komplexität, Selbstorganisation in Natur und Gesellschaft by Stuart A Kauffman ( Book )
3 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in German and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A casa nell'universo : le leggi del caos e della complessità by Stuart A Kauffman ( Book )
7 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in English and Italian and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Investigaciones by Stuart A Kauffman ( Book )
2 editions published in 2003 in Spanish and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Esplorazioni evolutive by Stuart A Kauffman ( Book )
3 editions published in 2005 in Italian and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jiko soshikika to shinka no ronri : uchū o tsuranuku fukuzatsukei no hōsoku ( Book )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in Japanese and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eieren, straalmotoren en paddestoelen : zelforganisatie als de verborgen sleutel tot evolutie by Stuart A Kauffman ( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in Dutch and held by 6 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
Ke xue xin ling yu de tan suo = Investigation by Stuart A Kauffman ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in Chinese and held by 5 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 4 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 )
2 editions published in 2013 in French and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Yu zhou wei jia by Stuart A Kauffman ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in Chinese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A third window natural life beyond Newton and Darwin by Robert E Ulanowicz ( )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 3 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
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
Čtvrtý zákon : cesty k obecné biologii by Stuart A Kauffman ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in Czech and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Kauffman, Stuart
Kauffman, Stuart, 1939-
Kauffman, Stuart Alan 1939-
Kaufmann, Stuart
カウフマン, スチュアート
カウフマン, スチュワート
Languages
English (99)
Italian (7)
Japanese (4)
German (3)
French (2)
Chinese (2)
Spanish (2)
Dutch (1)
Czech (1)
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