Self-organization and Emergence in Life Sciences - Synthese Library 331 (Hardback)
  • Self-organization and Emergence in Life Sciences - Synthese Library 331 (Hardback)
zoom

Self-organization and Emergence in Life Sciences - Synthese Library 331 (Hardback)

(editor), (editor), (editor)
£199.99
Hardback 352 Pages / Published: 13/01/2006
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket

Self-organization constitutes one of the most important theoretical debates in contemporary life sciences. The present book explores the relevance of the concept of self-organization and its impact on such scientific fields as: immunology, neurosciences, ecology and theories of evolution.

Historical aspects of the issue are also broached. Intuitions relative to self-organization can be found in the works of such key western philosophical figures as Aristotle, Leibniz and Kant. Interacting with more recent authors and cybernetics, self-organization represents a notion in keeping with the modern world's discovery of radical complexity.

The themes of teleology and emergence are analyzed by philosophers of sciences with regards to the issues of modelization and scientific explanation.

The implications of self-organization for life sciences are here approached from an interdisciplinary angle, revealing the notion as already rewarding and full of promise for the future.

Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
ISBN: 9781402039164
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 1550 g
Dimensions: 297 x 210 x 22 mm
Edition: 2006 ed.

You may also be interested in...

On the Origin of Species
Added to basket
The Epigenetics Revolution
Added to basket
We Are Our Brains
Added to basket
Delusions of Gender
Added to basket
Genome
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
The Brain: A Very Short Introduction
Added to basket
The Autistic Brain
Added to basket
The Tale of the Duelling Neurosurgeons
Added to basket
On Natural Selection
Added to basket
Incognito
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Rise of Superman
Added to basket
The Sixth Extinction
Added to basket
The Greatest Show on Earth
Added to basket
The Incredible Unlikeliness of Being
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.