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Self-organization and emergence in life sciences

Author: Bernard Feltz; M Crommelinck; Ph Goujon
Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer, ©2006.
Series: Synthese library, v. 331.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Self-organization constitutes one of the most important theoretical debates in contemporary life sciences. This book explores the relevance of the concept of self-organization and its impact on such  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bernard Feltz; M Crommelinck; Ph Goujon
ISBN: 9781402039164 1402039166 9781402039171 1402039174
OCLC Number: 61478242
Description: xii, 360 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: List of Contributors. Introduction; Bernard Feltz, Marc Crommelinck and Philippe Goujon. I. Scientific Approach. A. Self-Organization and Biology: General Standpoints. The Complex Adaptative Systems Approach to Biology; Gerard Weisbuch. Emergence and Reductionism: from the Game of Life to Science of Life; Vincent Bauchau. Formalizing Emergence: the Natural After-Life of Artificial Life; Hugues Bersini. B. Self-Organization and Biology: Thematic Standpoints. Analysis and Synthesis of Regulator Networks in Terms of Feedback Circuits; Rene Thomas. Properties Emerging from Sensorimotor Interfaces. Interaction Between Experimentation and Modeling in Neurosciences; Philippe Lefevre, Cheng Tu, Marcus Missal and Marc Crommelinck. Neuronal Synchrony and Cognitive Functions; Francisco Varela. About Biology and Subjectivity in Psychiatry; Philippe Meire. Self-Organization and Meaning in Immunology; Henri Atlan and Irun Cohen. II. Historic Approach. A. Early Philosophical Conceptualizations. Kant and the Intuitions of Self-Organization; Gertrudis Van de Vijver. On a 'Mathematical Neo-Aristotelism' in Leibniz; Laurence Bouquiaux. 'Essential Force' and 'Formative Force': Models for Epigenesis in the 18th Century; Francois Duchesneau. From Logic to Self-Organization. Learning about Complexity; Philippe Goujon. The Concept of Emergence in the XIXth Century: from Natural Theology to Biology; Paul Mengal. B. Contemporary Origins. Artificial Life and the Sciences of Complexity: History and Future; Jean-Claude Heudin. Self-Organization in Second-Order Cybernetics: Deconstruction or Reconstruction of Complexity; Pierre Livet. III. Epistemological and Conceptual Approaches. A. Teleology andIntentionality.Teleology in Self-Organizing Systems; Robert Brandon. Phenomenology and Self-Organization; Marc Maesschalck and Valerie Kokoszka. B. Explanation. A Role for Mathematical Models in Formalizing Self-Organizing Systems; Paul Thompson. Explanation and Causality in Self-Organizing Systems; Robert C. Richardson. Self-Organization, Selection and Emergence in the Theories of Evolution; Bernard Feltz.
Series Title: Synthese library, v. 331.
Responsibility: edited by Bernard Feltz, Marc Crommelinck, and Philippe Goujon.

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