Origin(s) of Design in Nature

A Fresh, Interdisciplinary Look at How Design Emerges in Complex Systems, Especially Life

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ISBN: 978-94-007-4155-3 (Print) 978-94-007-4156-0 (Online)

Table of contents (44 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxvii

  2. Origin of Design

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      The Initial Low Gravitational Entropy of the Universe as the Origin of Design in Nature

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      Pages 17-41

      On the Biological Origin of Design in Nature

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      Pages 43-55

      Creativity in Nature

  3. Philosophical Aspects of Design

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      Pages 57-58

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      Pages 59-85

      Plato’s Pythagorean Cosmos: Order and Chaos in the Intelligence of Natural Design

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      Pages 87-110

      War or Peace? Huxley and Kropotkin’s Battle Over the Design of Virtue

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      Pages 111-119

      Free Will in God’s Dice Game

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      Pages 121-139

      Does Biology Need a New Theory of Explanation? A Biological Perspective on Kant’s Critique of Teleological Judgment

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      Pages 141-160

      Pragmatism, Inquiry, and Design: A Dynamic Approach

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      Pages 161-190

      The Design of Morality

  4. Theological Aspects of Design

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 191-192

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      Pages 193-205

      The Best Mislaid Plans: A Religious Approach to the Question of the Planning of Reality

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      Pages 207-220

      Judaism and Evolution in Four Dimensions: Biological, Spiritual, Cultural, and Intellectual

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      Pages 221-237

      Random Natural Laws Versus Direct Trends: A Cabbalistic Interpretation Based on the Teachings of Rabbi Kook

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      Pages 239-254

      The Identity of Designer and Design

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      Pages 255-270

      In the Beginning There Was Lightning: Fulguro-Genesis and Eduard Loewenthal’s Religion of Religions

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      Pages 271-285

      Structure and Creativeness: A Reinterpretation of the Neo-Confucian Binary Category Li 理 and Qi 氣

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      Pages 287-297

      Evolution: The Biblical Account of Life’s Development

  5. Darwinism as the Backbone of the Life Sciences

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      Pages 299-300

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      Pages 301-324

      Design and Disorder: Gould, Adaptationism and Evolutionary Psychiatry

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      Pages 325-341

      Architecture and Design Among Plants and Animals: Convergent and Divergent Developmental Mechanisms

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      Pages 343-356

      The Lingual Taste Papillae: A Delicate and Complicated Nature’s Design for Taste Modalities Perception

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      Pages 357-367

      Divine Genesis, Evolution, and Astrobiology

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