Archive for March, 2007

The Subject of Consciousness by Andy Blunden, May 2006
For Blunden, emergence of consciousness from the brain is an insufficient explanatory approach. Instead, an analytical approach should be centered about the concept of the subject, which in philosophy is also designated as subjectivity. This is both a […]

Not by Genes Alone: How Culture Transformed Human Evolution
Richerson, Peter J. and Boyd, Robert
University of Chicago Press: Chicago, IL, 2005
ISBN 0226712842 (pb)
Reviewed by Giangiacomo Bravo in
Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation, vol. 10, no.1, 2007.
There remains much about evolution that is not yet […]

The emergence of emergence as a hot topic ought to send up a red flag. Every new scientific advance, every new organizing concept, offers a fresh opportunity to the forces of ideological obfuscation.
There is a history here, as well as a current terrain. While scientific work need not […]

I’m back in business, in this new format. Here are some important links from a recent search engine enquiry:
University of Michigan, Center for the Study of Complex Systems
Emergent Properties 12 Oct 2006
Instititute for the Study of Coherence and Emergence
Emergence in Philosophy of Mind (bibliography) […]