Worldviews, Science and Us: Philosophy and Complexity : University of Liverpool, UK, 11-14 September 2005

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World Scientific, Jan 1, 2007 - Complexity (Philosophy) - 351 pages
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Scientific, technological, and cultural changes have always had an impact upon philosophy. They can force a change in the way we perceive the world, reveal new kinds of phenomena to be understood, and provide new ways of understanding phenomena. Complexity science, immersed in a culture of information, is having a diverse but particularly significant impact upon philosophy. Previous ideas do not necessarily sit comfortably with the new paradigm, resulting in new ideas or new interpretations of old ideas. In this unprecedented interdisciplinary volume, researchers from different backgrounds joi.
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
Complexity Science as an Aspect of the Complexity of Science
30
On the Importance of a Certain Slowness
53
Can the Whole be More than the Computation of the Parts?
81
Why Diachronically Emergent Properties Must Also Be Salient
99
On the Relativity of Recognising the Products of Emergence
117
Truth in Complex Adaptive Systems Models should be Based
141
Considerations on
156
How to Love the Bomb Trying to Solve the Prisoners
203
Physical Complexity and Cognitive Evolution
221
Grasping the Complexity of Living Systems Through Integrative
250
The Very
266
A Compromise Between Reductionism and NonReductionism
285
The Complexity of InformationProcessing Tasks in Vision
300
On the Possible Computational Power of the Human Mind
315
How Does Complex Mathemical Theory Arise? Phylogenetic
338

Epistemological Considerations
173

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