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Complexity and Dynamical Depth
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We argue that a critical difference distinguishing machines from organisms and computers from brains is not complexity in a structural sense, but a difference in dynamical organization that is not well accounted for by current complexity measures. Expand
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Introduction: The Need for a New Biophilosophy
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Toward a Post-Physicalistic Concept of the Organism
The development of organisms shows an end-state-directedness at various levels of organization. The concept of “self-organization”, arising from the study of physicochemical processes, has been usedExpand
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Life and process : towards a new biophilosophy
The Cartesian metaphysical background of most contemporary bio-scientists limits their ability to understand the uniqueness of biological processes. The authors of this volume explore the viabilityExpand
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Organism, Machine, Process. Towards a Process Ontology for Organismic Dynamics
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The creation of a process ontology for biology is one of the most ambitious and important projects of current philosophy of biology. Expand
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Folded Landscapes
Landscape architecture is a design profession with unique potential for stimulating dialogue with contemporary cultural issues of change, open-endedness, and complexity. An inspiring metaphor forExpand
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Modern biological neo-teleologism vs. Aristotle’s genuine telos
In the first half of the 20 century the attempt was made to banish all teleological thinking from biology. In the last few decades, several biologists and philosophers of biology have claimed thatExpand
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Information , complexity , and dynamic depth
Why are computers so radically different than brains in terms of phenomenology? The difference is one of complexity but not complexity in mere numbers of elements, interactions, operations per timeExpand
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