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Nature, Cognition and System II : Current Systems-Scientific Research on Natural and Cognitive Systems Volume 2: On Complementarity and Beyond - M.E. Carvallo

Nature, Cognition and System II

Current Systems-Scientific Research on Natural and Cognitive Systems Volume 2: On Complementarity and Beyond

By: M.E. Carvallo (Editor)

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Published: 30th June 1992
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The three volumes comprising Nature, Cognition and System present a representative collection of reports on current research in the major topics of system theory and cybernetics as applied to the two main classes of systems, viz. the natural and cognitive systems. The contributions emphatically present alternative reflections and creative syntheses of such time-honoured and controversial issues of the `nature-cognition-system connection' which in principle and in fact form the very subject-matter of the current `sciences of complexity'.
In the present volume Niels Bohr's seminal idea of `complementarity' has been chosen as the hinge around which these discussions, critical appraisals, alternative views, and applications, both orthodox and non-orthodox have taken place. This pivotal notion seems to exert an appeal not only upon the strictly technical or disciplinary aspects of quantum physics, but also upon the wider epistemological understanding, which is based on the role and nature of language for measurement processes, that Bohr himself seemed to apply to subjects other than physics, and which later might turn out to be of primary importance for an explanation in genuine system-scientific context.
Volume II is organized into three parts. The first part contains contributions which have been written quite in the true spirit of the Copenhagen Interpretation. The second one contains those with a quite pronounced critical mood towards the orthodox theory, including the discussions among others of the problematic issues of physics and cognitive science. The third part is dedicated to the discussions of this complex `nature-cognition-system connection' from the non-orthodox point of view.
The scope and depth of the contributions reveal an underlying coherence, despite the divergence in the approaches to the study of the subject, thus making this volume a useful source for researchers, practitioners, teachers and students of the variety of disciplines making up modern system theory, cybernetics and cognitive science.

Introduction: On Issues in Complementarity and Beyond
Complementarity, Epistemology, and Ontology
Complementarity-Polarity-Dialectic-Autology: A Conceptual Analysis of Opposition and Unity
Complementarity as Challenge: Prefigurations in the History of Thinking
Bohr's Idea of Complementarity
Complementarity and Our Knowledge of Nature
Ontological Implications of Complementarity
Aspects of Complementarity
Complementarity: Alternative Views and Applications
The Probability Trees of Quantum Mechanics: Probabilistic Meta-Dependence and Meta-Meta-Dependence
Complementarity in Language: Toward a General Understanding
Language, Incompleteness and Continuous Domains: Considerations of Complementarity of Abstractions
The Measurement Problem in Physics, Computation, and Brain Theories
On the Double Architecture of the Semantic Memory
Axiomatic Methods in Science
Complementarity in the Theory of Conversations and Lp
A Theory of Bargains in Experience
Beyond Complementarity, Beyond Physics
Complementarity or Process?
Can Quantum Computation Provide a Physically Realistic Model of the Self and Its Brain?
Non-Locality in Nature and Cognition
Spontaneity of Consciousness
A Brief Prolegomenon to the Principle of Metaphoricity
Name Index
Subject Index
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ISBN: 9780792317883
ISBN-10: 0792317882
Series: THEORY AND DECISION LIBRARY SERIES D, SYSTEM THEORY, KNOWLEDGE ENGINEERING, AND PROBLEM SOLVING : Book 2
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 395
Published: 30th June 1992
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 1.7