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Understanding origins : contemporary views on the origin of life, mind, and society

Author: Francisco J Varela; Jean Pierre Dupuy
Publisher: Dordrecht [Netherlands] ; Boston : Kluwer Academic Publishers, ©1992.
Series: Boston studies in the philosophy of science, v. 130.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores some of the main contemporary notions which deal with the understanding of origins in life, mind and society. This book contains four chapters on social organization, symbols and money, life  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Congresses
Congrès
Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Francisco J Varela; Jean Pierre Dupuy
ISBN: 0792312511 9780792312512
OCLC Number: 23693775
Notes: "The material comes from an international meeting held in September 13-16, 1987 at Stanford University"--Preface.
Description: viii, 320 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Understanding origins : an introduction / Jean-Pierre Dupuy and Francisco J. Varela --
Origins : a view from the literature / René Girard --
Violence : the origin of social order. Supplement to apocalypse : Girard and Derrida / Andrew J. McKenna --
A morphogenetic hypothesis on the closure of post-structuralism / Paul Dumouchel --
Girard and the origin of culture / Paisley Livingston --
The origin of money : symbols and texts. The origin of money / André Orléan --
Primitive money, modern money / Jean-Joseph Goux --
Evolution and the diversity of life. Origins of order in evolution : self-organization and selection / Stuart A. Kauffman --
Optimization in question / John Dupré --
Incorporating origins into evolutionary theory / Daniel R. Brooks --
The evolution of generic forms / Brian C. Goodwin --
Is phylogeny recapitulating ontogeny? / Susan Oyama --
Perception and the origin of cognition. Whence perceptual meaning? A cartography of current ideas / Francisco J. Varela. (cont.) Perception, connectionism, and cognitive science / Christine A. Skarda --
The original and the copy / Umberto Eco.
Series Title: Boston studies in the philosophy of science, v. 130.
Responsibility: edited by Francisco J. Varela and Jean-Pierre Dupuy.
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