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Complexity and post-modernism: understanding complex systems
Preface. Approaching Complexity Introducing Connectionism Post-Structuralism, Connectionism And Complexity John Searle Befuddles Problems With Representation Self-Orgainzation In Complex Systems
Midbrain Mutiny: The Picoeconomics and Neuroeconomics of Disordered Gambling
Disordered gambling has been on the radar of researchers and clinicians for decades. It gained acceptance as a diagnostic entity approximately 30 years ago with the publication of DSM–III (American
Gambling Participation and Problem Gambling Severity among Rural and Peri-Urban Poor South African Adults in KwaZulu-Natal
TLDR
It was found that gambling was common, and—except for lottery participation—mostly informal or unlicensed, and significant differences between rural and peri-urban populations were found.
What to say to a skeptical metaphysician: A defense manual for cognitive and behavioral scientists
TLDR
It is argued that the prescribed return to reductionism would be disastrous for the cognitive and behavioral sciences, requiring the dismantling of most existing achievements and placing intolerable restrictions on further work.
A note on the completeness of ‘physics’
1. One argument for physicalism states that all physical effects are due to physical causes, and hence that anything having physical effects must itself be physical. Let us call this now familiar
What physical properties are
This paper concerns the question of how to specify what is to count as physical for the purposes of debates concerning either physicalism or the completeness of physics. I argue that what is needed
Review article of: Cilliers, P. (1998) Complexity and postmodernism: Understanding complex systems, London: Routledge.
This is a review article of Paul Cillier's 1999 book Complexity and Postmodernism . The review article is generally encouraging and constructive, although isolates a number of areas in need of
Distributed Cognition and the Will: Individual Volition and Social Context
Recent scientific findings about human decision making would seem to threaten the traditional concept of the individual conscious will. The will is threatened from "below" by the discovery that our
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