Stuart Kauffman
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Philosophy of Mind
Philosophy of Nature
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Synopsis:
  • Self-organizing systems: the fundamental force that counteracts the universal drift towards disorder
  • Structure arises from the interaction of many independent units
  • Complexity can be formally defined as nonlinearity
  • Spontaneous emergence of order, or self-organization of complex systems, is ubiquitous
  • Organisms change their interactions in such a way to reach the boundary between order and chaos
  • Systems at the boundary between order and chaos have the flexibility to adapt rapidly and successfully
  • Living organisms are a particular type of complex adaptive systems
  • Life was not only possible and probable, but almost inevitable
  • A universal law of emergent collective behavior of complex chemical networks
  • Nature herself does the job that God was supposed to do: creation of order

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