Book Volume 11 2014

The Catalyzing Mind

Beyond Models of Causality

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ISBN: 978-1-4614-8820-0 (Print) 978-1-4614-8821-7 (Online)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xix

  2. Theoretical Considerations of Causality and Catalysis

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

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      Pages 3-13

      Systematic Systemics: Causality, Catalysis, and Developmental Cybernetics

  3. Historical and Conceptual Considerations of Causality and Catalysis

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 15-15

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      Chapter

      Pages 17-32

      Breaking the Arrows of Causality: The Idea of Catalysis in its Making

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      Chapter

      Pages 33-70

      Cause and Catalyst: A Differentiation

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      Chapter

      Pages 71-92

      Catalysis, Functional Explanations and Functionalism in Psychology

  4. Biosemiotic Considerations of Cause and Catalysis

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 93-93

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      Chapter

      Pages 95-110

      Semiotic Scaffolding: A Biosemiotic Link Between Sema and Soma

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      Chapter

      Pages 111-121

      Catalysis and Scaffolding in Semiosis

  5. Systemic and Contextual Considerations of Catalysis

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 123-123

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      Chapter

      Pages 125-147

      A Systemic Approach to Cultural Diffusion and Reconstruction

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      Chapter

      Pages 149-163

      Catalysis and Morphogenesis: The Contextual Semiotic Configuration of Form, Function, and Fields of Experience

  6. Developmental Considerations of Catalysis

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 165-165

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      Chapter

      Pages 167-189

      Exploring the Role of Catalyzing Agents in the Transition to Adulthood: A Longitudinal Case Study with Brazilian Youth

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      Chapter

      Pages 191-207

      Catalysts and Regulators of Psychological Change in the Context of Immigration Ruptures

  7. Applying the Concept of Catalysis to Everyday Life

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 209-209

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      Chapter

      Pages 211-221

      Fostering National Identity, Hindering Historical Understanding

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      Chapter

      Pages 223-237

      Beyond the Self and the Environment: The Psychological Horizon

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      Chapter

      Pages 239-250

      Man’s Search for Extra-Ordinary Answers in Life: Silence as a Catalyst for Crisis-Solving

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      Chapter

      Pages 251-268

      Semiotic Catalysts’ Activators: An Early Semiotic Mediation in the Construction of Personal Syntheses

  8. Conceptual Critiques of Cause and Catalysis

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 269-269

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      Chapter

      Pages 271-292

      A Structural Systemic Theory of Causality and Catalysis

  9. Back Matter

    Pages 293-303