Holistic Darwinism: Synergy, Cybernetics, and the by Peter Corning PDF

By Peter Corning

ISBN-10: 0226116131

ISBN-13: 9780226116136

ISBN-10: 0226116166

ISBN-13: 9780226116167

In contemporary years, evolutionary theorists have come to acknowledge that the reductionist, individualist, gene-centered method of evolution can't sufficiently account for the emergence of complicated organic platforms over the years. Peter A. Corning has been on the leading edge of a brand new iteration of complexity theorists who've been operating to reshape the rules of evolutionary thought. popular for his Synergism Hypothesis—a idea of complexity in evolution that assigns a key causal function to varied different types of sensible synergy—Corning places this idea right into a a lot broader framework in Holistic Darwinism, addressing a few of the concerns and ideas linked to the evolution of complicated platforms. Corning's paradigm embraces and integrates many similar theoretical advancements of modern years, from multilevel choice conception to area of interest development idea, gene-culture coevolution idea, and theories of self-organization. delivering new methods to thermodynamics, details thought, and monetary research, Corning indicates how all of those domain names could be introduced firmly inside what he characterizes as a post–neo-Darwinian evolutionary synthesis.

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