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Philosophy of Complex Systems

Philosophy of Complex Systems Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2011-05-23
ISBN : 9780080931227
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The domain of nonlinear dynamical systems and its mathematical underpinnings has been developing exponentially for a century, the last 35 years seeing an outpouring of new ideas and applications and a concomitant confluence with ideas of complex systems and their applications from irreversible thermodynamics. A few examples are in meteorology, ecological dynamics, and social and economic dynamics. These new ideas have profound implications for our understanding and practice in domains involving complexity, predictability and determinism, equilibrium, control, planning, individuality, responsibility and so on. Our intention is to draw together in this volume, we believe for the first time, a comprehensive picture of the manifold philosophically interesting impacts of recent developments in understanding nonlinear systems and the unique aspects of their complexity. The book will focus specifically on the philosophical concepts, principles, judgments and problems distinctly raised by work in the domain of complex nonlinear dynamical systems, especially in recent years. -Comprehensive coverage of all main theories in the philosophy of Complex Systems -Clearly written expositions of fundamental ideas and concepts -Definitive discussions by leading researchers in the field -Summaries of leading-edge research in related fields are also included

What Is a Complex System

What Is a Complex System  Book
Author : James Ladyman,Karoline Wiesner
Publisher : Yale University Press
Release : 2020-08-05
ISBN : 0300256132
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A clear, concise introduction to the quickly growing field of complexity science that explains its conceptual and mathematical foundations What is a complex system? Although “complexity science” is used to understand phenomena as diverse as the behavior of honeybees, the economic markets, the human brain, and the climate, there is no agreement about its foundations. In this introduction for students, academics, and general readers, philosopher of science James Ladyman and physicist Karoline Wiesner develop an account of complexity that brings the different concepts and mathematical measures applied to complex systems into a single framework. They introduce the different features of complex systems, discuss different conceptions of complexity, and develop their own account. They explain why complexity science is so important in today’s world.

Theoretical Biology and Complexity

Theoretical Biology and Complexity Book
Author : Robert J. Rosen
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2013-09-03
ISBN : 1483272346
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Theoretical Biology and Complexity: Three Essays on the Natural Philosophy of Complex Systems is made up of three short essays—each separately conceived and written, each with distinct thrusts and emphases, but nevertheless closely related in substance and spirit. All three spring from a common concern: to grasp and comprehend the material basis of living systems. The first essay is about the interaction between particles and the consequent observable manifestations. It casts the analysis of the measurement process into an elegant dualism relating modes of description, and explores the consequences of this dualism for what may be called classical physics. The second essay explores the deeper consequences of representing the properties of natural systems through states built up out of observable quantities, and the dynamics that such systems impose on each other through interactions. The final essay argues that traditional modes of system representation, involving fixed sets of states together with imposed dynamical laws, strictly pertains only to an extremely limited class of systems (called simple systems or mechanisms). Systems not in this class are called “complex, and these can only be in some sense approximated, locally and temporally, by simple ones. Such a radical alteration of viewpoint leads to a large number of concrete, practical consequences, some of which are described in the essay.

Complexity and Postmodernism

Complexity and Postmodernism Book
Author : Paul Cilliers
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2002-09-11
ISBN : 1134743297
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In Complexity and Postmodernism, Paul Cilliers explores the idea of complexity in the light of contemporary perspectives from philosophy and science. Cilliers offers us a unique approach to understanding complexity and computational theory by integrating postmodern theory (like that of Derrida and Lyotard) into his discussion. Complexity and Postmodernism is an exciting and an original book that should be read by anyone interested in gaining a fresh understanding of complexity, postmodernism and connectionism.

Mechanistic Explanations in Physics and Beyond

Mechanistic Explanations in Physics and Beyond Book
Author : Brigitte Falkenburg,Gregor Schiemann
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2019-08-28
ISBN : 3030107078
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This volume offers a broad, philosophical discussion on mechanical explanations. Coverage ranges from historical approaches and general questions to physics and higher-level sciences . The contributors also consider the topics of complexity, emergence, and reduction. Mechanistic explanations detail how certain properties of a whole stem from the causal activities of its parts. This kind of explanation is in particular employed in explanatory models of the behavior of complex systems. Often used in biology and neuroscience, mechanistic explanation models have been often overlooked in the philosophy of physics. The authors correct this surprising neglect. They trace these models back to their origins in physics. The papers present a comprehensive historical, methodological, and problem-oriented investigation. The contributors also investigate the conditions for using models of mechanistic explanations in physics. The last papers make the bridge from physics to economics, the theory of complex systems and computer science . This book will appeal to graduate students and researchers with an interest in the philosophy of science, scientific explanation, complex systems, models of explanation in physics higher level sciences, and causal mechanisms in science.

Emergent Behavior in Complex Systems Engineering

Emergent Behavior in Complex Systems Engineering Book
Author : Saurabh Mittal,Saikou Diallo,Andreas Tolk
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2018-04-17
ISBN : 1119378869
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A comprehensive text that reviews the methods and technologies that explore emergent behavior in complex systems engineering in multidisciplinary fields In Emergent Behavior in Complex Systems Engineering, the authors present the theoretical considerations and the tools required to enable the study of emergent behaviors in manmade systems. Information Technology is key to today’s modern world. Scientific theories introduced in the last five decades can now be realized with the latest computational infrastructure. Modeling and simulation, along with Big Data technologies are at the forefront of such exploration and investigation. The text offers a number of simulation-based methods, technologies, and approaches that are designed to encourage the reader to incorporate simulation technologies to further their understanding of emergent behavior in complex systems. The authors present a resource for those designing, developing, managing, operating, and maintaining systems, including system of systems. The guide is designed to help better detect, analyse, understand, and manage the emergent behaviour inherent in complex systems engineering in order to reap the benefits of innovations and avoid the dangers of unforeseen consequences. This vital resource: Presents coverage of a wide range of simulation technologies Explores the subject of emergence through the lens of Modeling and Simulation (M&S) Offers contributions from authors at the forefront of various related disciplines such as philosophy, science, engineering, sociology, and economics Contains information on the next generation of complex systems engineering Written for researchers, lecturers, and students, Emergent Behavior in Complex Systems Engineering provides an overview of the current discussions on complexity and emergence, and shows how systems engineering methods in general and simulation methods in particular can help in gaining new insights in complex systems engineering.

Science Matters

Science Matters Book
Author : Maria Burguete,Lui Lam
Publisher : World Scientific
Release : 2008
ISBN : 9812835938
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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All earnest and honest human quests for knowledge are efforts to understand Nature, which includes both human and nonhuman systems, the objects of study in science. Thus, broadly speaking, all these quests are in the science domain. The methods and tools used may be different; for example, the literary people use mainly their bodily sensors and their brain as the information processor, while natural scientists may use, in addition, measuring instruments and computers. Yet, all these activities could be viewed in a unified perspective ? they are scientific developments at varying stages of maturity and have a lot to learn from each other.That ?everything in Nature is part of science? was well recognized by Aristotle, da Vinci and many others. Yet, it is only recently, with the advent of modern science and experiences gathered in the study of statistical physics, complex systems and other disciplines, that we know how the human-related disciplines can be studied scientifically.Science Matters is about all human-dependent knowledge, wherein humans (the material system of Homo sapiens) are studied scientifically from the perspective of complex systems. It includes all the topics covered in the humanities and social sciences. Containing contributions from knowledgeable humanists, social scientists and physicists, the book is intended for those ? from artists to scientists ? who are curious about the world and are interested in understanding it with a unified perspective.

Worldviews Science and Us

Worldviews  Science and Us Book
Author : Carlos Gershenson,Diederik Aerts,Bruce Edmonds
Publisher : World Scientific
Release : 2007
ISBN : 9812705481
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Nell'introduzione si legge: Many chapters in this volume are derived from presentations given at the Philosophy and Complexity session of the Complexity, Science and Society Conference, held in Liverpool, UK, between September 11th and 14th 2005.

Complexity Theory and the Philosophy of Education

Complexity Theory and the Philosophy of Education Book
Author : Mark Mason
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2009-02-23
ISBN : 1444307363
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A collection of scholarly essays, Complexity Theory and thePhilosophy of Education provides an accessible theoreticalintroduction to the topic of complexity theory while consideringits broader implications for educational change. Explains the contributions of complexity theory to philosophyof education, curriculum, and educational research Brings together new research by an international team ofcontributors Debates issues ranging from the culture of curriculum, to theimplications of work of key philosophers such as Foucault and JohnDewey for educational change Demonstrates how social scientists and social and educationpolicy makers are drawing on complexity theory to answer questionssuch as: why is it that education decision-makers are so resistantto change; how does change in education happen; and what does ittake to make these changes sustainable? Considers changes in use of complexity theory; developedprincipally in the fields of physics, biology, chemistry, andeconomics, and now being applied more broadly to the socialsciences and to the study of education

Why More Is Different

Why More Is Different Book
Author : Brigitte Falkenburg,Margaret Morrison
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2016-10-09
ISBN : 9783662523094
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The physics of condensed matter, in contrast to quantum physics or cosmology, is not traditionally associated with deep philosophical questions. However, as science - largely thanks to more powerful computers - becomes capable of analysing and modelling ever more complex many-body systems, basic questions of philosophical relevance arise. Questions about the emergence of structure, the nature of cooperative behaviour, the implications of the second law, the quantum-classical transition and many other issues. This book is a collection of essays by leading physicists and philosophers. Each investigates one or more of these issues, making use of examples from modern condensed matter research. Physicists and philosophers alike will find surprising and stimulating ideas in these pages.

Worldviews Science and Us

Worldviews  Science and Us Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2021-06-23
ISBN : 9814476013
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Sewall Wright s Organicism

Sewall Wright s Organicism Book
Author : David Michael Steffes
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2004
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Download Sewall Wright s Organicism book written by David Michael Steffes, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Dynamics in Action

Dynamics in Action Book
Author : Alicia Juarrero
Publisher : MIT Press
Release : 2002
ISBN : 9780262600477
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Alicia Juarrero argues that a mistaken, 350-year-old model ofcause and explanation—one that takes all causes to be of thepush-pull, efficient cause sort, and all explanation to beprooflike—underlies contemporary theories of action.

The Evolutionary Dynamics of Complex Systems

The Evolutionary Dynamics of Complex Systems Book
Author : Charles Dyke,Professor of Philosophy C Dyke
Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
Release : 1988
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Dyke examines the controversial topics of sociobiology and evolution from scientific and philosophical perspectives. At issue are the basic underpinnings of biology: explanation, determination, teleology, reductionism, and hierarchy. The author proposes that progress in sociobiology and evolution is hindered by an outmoded philosophical view of science that does not adequately take into account recent advances in our understanding of basic biological processes. His goal is to shift the focus from a philosophical understanding based on observation from outside biology to a dynamic, philosophically aware science.

Hierarchy Theory

Hierarchy Theory Book
Author : Howard Hunt Pattee
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1973
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Systems

Systems Book
Author : Source Wikipedia
Publisher : University-Press.org
Release : 2013-09
ISBN : 9781230618623
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 40. Chapters: Buddy system, Complexity theory and organizations, Complex adaptive system, Complex system, Complex systems, Complex system biology, Context aware delegation, Cybernetics, Deterministic system (philosophy), Dynamical system, Goal-oriented, Safety assurance, Structure, Systematic process, Systems theory, Trapping region, User (system).

Social Emergence

Social Emergence Book
Author : R. Keith Sawyer,Sawyer, Robert Keith Sawyer
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2005-10-27
ISBN : 9780521844642
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This book argues that societies are complex dynamical systems that can be understood through the concept of emergence.

Managing Organizational Complexity

Managing Organizational Complexity Book
Author : Kurt A. Richardson
Publisher : IAP
Release : 2005-06-01
ISBN : 1607524694
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Complexity and Emergence

Complexity and Emergence Book
Author : Evandro Agazzi,Luisa Montecucco
Publisher : World Scientific
Release : 2002-12-03
ISBN : 9814487538
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Complexity has become a central topic in certain sectors of theoretical physics and chemistry (for example, in connection with nonlinearity and deterministic chaos). Also, mathematical measurements of complexity and formal characterizations of this notion have been proposed. The question of how complex systems can show properties that are different from those of their constituent parts has nurtured philosophical debates about emergence and reductionism, which are particularly important in the study of the relationship between physics, chemistry, biology and psychology. This book offers a good presentation of those topics through a truly interdisciplinary approach in which the philosophy of science and the specialized topics of certain sciences are put in a dialogue. Contents:The Notions of Complexity and Emergence:What is Complexity? (E Agazzi)On Levels and Types of Complexity and Emergence (H Lenk & A Stephan)Formal Metatheoretical Criteria of Complexity and Emergence (C U Moulines)Beyond Reductionism and Holism. The Approach of Synergetics (B Kanitscheider)Kolmogorov Complexity (J Mosterín)Modèles de Structures Émergentes dans les Systèmes Complexes (J Petitot)Complexity and Emergence in Natural Science:Emergence in Physics: The Case of Classical Physics (R Omnés)Classical Properties in a Quantum-Mechanical World (A Cordero)Reduction, Integration, Emergence and Complexity in Biological Networks (J Ricard)The Emergence of the Mind:Complexity and the Emergence of Meaning: Toward a Semiophysics (F Tito Arecchi)Complexity and the Emergence of Intentionality: Some Misconceptions (M Casartelli)Can Supervenience Save the Mental? (L Montecucco)From Complexity Levels to the Separate Soul (G Del Re) Readership: Graduate students, academics and researchers. Keywords: