Complexity and Emergence

Complexity and Emergence

Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the International Academy of the Philosophy of Science : Bergamo, Italy, 9-13 May 2001

eBook - 2002
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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.
Publisher: River Edge, NJ : World Scientific, Ă2002
ISBN: 9789812776617
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xix, 210 pages) : illustrations
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Additional Contributors: Agazzi, Evandro
Montecucco, Luisa


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