Author by: Francis Heylighen Language: en Publisher by: CRC Press Format Available: PDF, ePub, Mobi Total Read: 82 Total Download: 158 File Size: 51,8 Mb Description: In the on-going philosophical debate between cognitivism and (radical) constructivism the pervading notions of self-reference, self- organization, self-steering, autonomy, etc., are at the forefront of discussion. These multidisciplinary papers, from a symposium on title held in May 1987, examine these topics in depth and illustrate their applications. Taken as a whole, they provide insight into the emergence of a new cybernetics. Book club price, $34. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.
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A must for researchers in the natural sciences, sociology and philosophy, as well as for those interested in an interdisciplinary view of the status of evolution today. Author by: H. Dieter Zeh Language: en Publisher by: Springer Science & Business Media Format Available: PDF, ePub, Mobi Total Read: 73 Total Download: 510 File Size: 54,7 Mb Description: The asymmetry of natural phenomena under time reversal is striking. Here Zehinvestigates the most important classes of physical phenomena that characterize the arrow of time, discussing their interrelations as well as striving to uncover a cosmological common root of the phenomena, such as the time-independent wave function of the universe. The description of irreversible phenomena is shown to be fundamentally 'observer-related'. Both physicists and philosophers of science who reviewed the first edition considered this book a magnificent survey, a concise, technically sophisticated, up-to-date discussion of the subject, showing fine sensivity to some of the crucial philosophicalsubtleties. This new and expanded edition will be welcomed by both students and specialists.
Author by: Nathalie Gontier Language: en Publisher by: Springer Science & Business Media Format Available: PDF, ePub, Mobi Total Read: 14 Total Download: 481 File Size: 47,8 Mb Description: For the first time in history, scholars working on language and culture from within an evolutionary epistemological framework, and thereby emphasizing complementary or deviating theories of the Modern Synthesis, were brought together. Of course there have been excellent conferences on Evolutionary Epistemology in the past, as well as numerous conferences on the topics of Language and Culture.
However, until now these disciplines had not been brought together into one all-encompassing conference. Moreover, previously there never had been such stress on alternative and complementary theories of the Modern Synthesis. Today we know that natural selection and evolution are far from synonymous and that they do not explain isomorphic phenomena in the world. ‘Taking Darwin seriously’ is the way to go, but today the time has come to take alternative and complementary theories that developed after the Modern Synthesis, equally seriously, and, furthermore, to examine how language and culture can merit from these diverse disciplines.
As this volume will make clear, a specific inter- and transdisciplinary approach is one of the next crucial steps that needs to be taken, if we ever want to unravel the secrets of phenomena such as language and culture. Author by: John H.
Schwarz Language: en Publisher by: Cambridge University Press Format Available: PDF, ePub, Mobi Total Read: 10 Total Download: 751 File Size: 48,9 Mb Description: This book is a collection of research articles especially written by eminent scientists to celebrate the 60th birthday, in September 1989, of the Nobel Laureate and inventor of 'quarks', Professor Murray Gell-Mann. The main body of contributions are concerned with theoretical particle physics and its applications to cosmology. Author by: Konrad Jacobs Language: en Publisher by: Princeton University Press Format Available: PDF, ePub, Mobi Total Read: 67 Total Download: 155 File Size: 43,7 Mb Description: Based on a well-received course designed for philosophy students, this book is an informal introduction to mathematical thinking. The work will be rewarding not only for philosophers concerned with mathematical questions but also for serious amateur mathematicians with an interest in the 'frontiers' as well as the foundations of mathematics. In what might be termed a sampler of the discipline, Konrad Jacobs discusses an unusually wide range of topics, including such items of contemporary interest as knot theory, optimization theory, and dynamical systems. Using Euclidean geometry and algebra to introduce the mathematical mode of thought, the author then turns to recent developments.
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In the process he offers what he calls a 'Smithsonian of mathematical showpieces': the five Platonic Solids, the Mbius Strip, the Cantor Discontinuum, the Peano Curve, Reidemeister's Knot Table, the plane ornaments, Alexander's Horned Sphere, and Antoine's Necklace. The treatments of geometry and algebra are followed by a chapter on induction and one on optimization, game theory, and mathematical economics. The chapter on topology includes a discussion of topological spaces and continuous mappings, curves and knots, Euler's polyhedral formula for surfaces, and the fundamental group. The last chapter deals with dynamics and contains material on the Game of Life, circle rotation, Smale's 'horseshoe,' and stability and instability, among other topics. Author by: Heinz Dieter Zeh Language: en Publisher by: Springer Science & Business Media Format Available: PDF, ePub, Mobi Total Read: 27 Total Download: 791 File Size: 42,8 Mb Description: This book has been thoroughly revised to include important new results. At the same time it retains the features that make it a classic text on irreversibility, and one which clearly distinguishes the latter from those time asymmetries which may be compensated for by other asymmetries. The book investigates irreversible phenomena in classical, quantum and cosmological settings.
In particular, this fourth edition contains a revised treatment of radiation damping as well as extended sections on dynamical maps, quantum entanglement and decoherence, arrows of time hidden in various interpretations of quantum theory, and the emergence of time in quantum gravity. Both physicists and philosophers of science who reviewed earlier editions considered this book a magnificent survey, a concise, technically sophisticated, up-to-date discussion of the subject, showing showing fine sensitivity to crucial conceptual subtleties.