Complexity and Emergence
The mind, we’ve seen, is a self-organizing system of patterns, relations and wholes, constantly rebuilding itself and re-relating itself, leading to the creation of new wholes and newer ones and newer ones. Philosophy gives us various perspectives on the mind process; but when one looks at the level of conceptual precision required to engineer an intelligent Internet, the vagueness of philosophical notions becomes apparent. One step toward concreteness is to seek scientific formulations of one’s philosophical notions. Science then becomes a middle ground between philosophy and engineering, both in its language and in its concrete conclusions.
KeywordsCellular Automaton Strange Attractor Financial Time Series General System Theory Emergent Pattern
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