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Evolution and Transitions in Complexity

The Science of Hierarchical Organization in Nature

  • Gerard A.J.M Jagers op Akkerhuis

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Gerard A. J. M. Jagers op Akkerhuis
    Pages 1-20
  3. The Operator Theory and Its Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
    2. Gerard A. J. M. Jagers op Akkerhuis, Hendrik Pieter Spijkerboer, Hans-Peter Koelewijn
      Pages 23-60
    3. Henk Barendregt
      Pages 61-64
    4. Gerard A. J. M. Jagers op Akkerhuis, Hendrik Pieter Spijkerboer, Hans-Peter Koelewijn
      Pages 65-95
    5. N. M. (Nico) van Straalen, H. G. J. (Bart) Gremmen
      Pages 97-101
    6. Gerard A. J. M. Jagers op Akkerhuis, Hendrik Pieter Spijkerboer, Hans-Peter Koelewijn
      Pages 103-123
    7. Gerard A. J. M. Jagers op Akkerhuis
      Pages 137-148
    8. Jack Vromen
      Pages 149-155
    9. Gerard A. J. M. Jagers op Akkerhuis
      Pages 183-198
    10. Gerard A. J. M. Jagers op Akkerhuis
      Pages 203-222
    11. Georgi Yordanov Georgiev, Atanu Chatterjee
      Pages 223-230
  4. Discussion, Reflections, and Conclusions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 231-231
    2. Gerard A. J. M. Jagers op Akkerhuis
      Pages 233-252
    3. Gerard A. J. M. Jagers op Akkerhuis
      Pages 259-276
    4. Gerard A. J. M. Jagers op Akkerhuis
      Pages 277-279
  5. Gerard A. J. M. Jagers op Akkerhuis, Hendrik Pieter Spijkerboer, Hans-Peter Koelewijn
    Pages E1-E1
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 281-295

About this book

Introduction

This book discusses several recent theoretic advancements in interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary integration in the field of evolution. While exploring novel views, the text maintains a close link with one of the most broadly held views on evolution, namely that of “Darwinian evolution”. 

This work puts forth a new point of view which allows researchers to define in detail the concept of evolution. To create this conceptual definition, the text applies a stringent object-based focus. With this focus, the editors have been able to develop an object-based pattern of evolution at the smallest scale. Subsequently, this smallest scale pattern is used as an innovative basis for generalizations. These generalizations create links between biological Darwinism, and generalized Darwinism. The object based approach that was used to suggest innovations in the field of Darwinian evolution also allowed for contributions to other topics, such as major evolutionary transitions theory, the definition of life and the relationships between evolution, self-organization and thermodynamics.

Together, the chapters of this book and the multidisciplinary reflections and comments of various specialists on these chapters, offer an exciting palette of innovative ideas.

 

Keywords

Evolution Darwinism Theoretic innovation Major Evolutionary Transitions Individuality Individual-based Approach

Editors and affiliations

  • Gerard A.J.M Jagers op Akkerhuis
    • 1
  1. 1.Wageningen University & Research, Environmental Research (Alterra)WageningenThe Netherlands

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