Holistic Darwinism Synergy, Cybernetics, and the Bioeconomics of Evolution (eBook, 2010) [WorldCat.org]
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Holistic Darwinism Synergy, Cybernetics, and the Bioeconomics of Evolution
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Holistic Darwinism Synergy, Cybernetics, and the Bioeconomics of Evolution

Author: Peter Corning
Publisher: Chicago University of Chicago Press Berlin Walter de Gruyter GmbH [2010]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In recent years, evolutionary theorists have come to recognize that the reductionist, individualist, gene-centered approach to evolution cannot sufficiently account for the emergence of complex biological systems over time. Peter A. Corning has been at the forefront of a new generation of complexity theorists who have been working to reshape the foundations of evolutionary theory. Well known for his Synergism  Read more...
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Corning
ISBN: 9780226116334 0226116336
OCLC Number: 1020173543
Accession No: (DE-599)HEB464380650 (OCoLC)1020173543
Description: 1 Online-Ressource (504 p.) 9 line drawings
Responsibility: Peter Corning
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In recent years, evolutionary theorists have come to recognize that the reductionist, individualist, gene-centered approach to evolution cannot sufficiently account for the emergence of complex biological systems over time. Peter A. Corning has been at the forefront of a new generation of complexity theorists who have been working to reshape the foundations of evolutionary theory. Well known for his Synergism Hypothesis-a theory of complexity in evolution that assigns a key causal role to various forms of functional synergy-Corning puts this theory into a much broader framework in Holistic Darwinism, addressing many of the issues and concepts associated with the evolution of complex systems. Corning's paradigm embraces and integrates many related theoretical developments of recent years, from multilevel selection theory to niche construction theory, gene-culture coevolution theory, and theories of self-organization. Offering new approaches to thermodynamics, information theory, and economic analysis, Corning suggests how all of these domains can be brought firmly within what he characterizes as a post-neo-Darwinian evolutionary synthesis.

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