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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:   Book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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"--Pref.
Description: viii, 320 p. : ill. ; 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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