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Title Understanding origins : contemporary views on the origin of life, mind, and society / edited by Francisco J. Varela and Jean-Pierre Dupuy.

Publication Info. Dordrecht [Netherlands] ; Boston : Kluwer Academic Publishers, [1992]


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 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  577 U55U    Check Shelf
Description viii, 320 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Series Boston studies in the philosophy of science ; v. 130
Boston studies in the philosophy of science ; v. 130.
Note "The material comes from an international meeting held in September 13-16, 1987 at Stanford University"--Pref.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents Understanding origins : an introduction / Jean-Pierre Dupuy and Francisco J. Varela -- Origins : a view from the literature / René Girard -- Violence : the origin of social order. Supplement to apocalypse : Girard and Derrida / Andrew J. McKenna -- A morphogenetic hypothesis on the closure of post-structuralism / Paul Dumouchel -- Girard and the origin of culture / Paisley Livingston -- The origin of money : symbols and texts. The origin of money / André Orléan --
Primitive money, modern money / Jean-Joseph Goux -- Evolution and the diversity of life. Origins of order in evolution : self-organization and selection / Stuart A. Kauffman -- Optimization in question / John Dupré -- Incorporating origins into evolutionary theory / Daniel R. Brooks -- The evolution of generic forms / Brian C. Goodwin -- Is phylogeny recapitulating ontogeny? / Susan Oyama -- Perception and the origin of cognition. Whence perceptual meaning? A
cartography of current ideas / Francisco J. Varela.
(cont.) Perception, connectionism, and cognitive science / Christine A. Skarda -- The original and the copy / Umberto Eco.
Subject Life -- Origin -- Congresses.
Social structure -- Origin -- Congresses.
Cognition -- Origin -- Congresses.
Money -- Origin -- Congresses.
Indexed Term Life Origins
Added Author Varela, Francisco J., 1946-2001
Dupuy, Jean-Pierre, 1941-
ISBN 0792312511 alkaline paper
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