New Problems for an Old Brain - Synergetics, Cognition and Evolutionary Epistemology

  • Gerhard Vollmer
Part of the Springer Series in Synergetics book series (SSSYN, volume 22)


Synergetics investigates the behavior of complex systems consisting of many interacting subsystems. It studies systemic properties such as cooperative behavior, competition, self-organization, instabilities, phase transitions at critical points, bifurcation, and symmetry breaking. Having grown from theoretical physics, notably from laser theory, it is developing into a new comprehensive discipline which connects several previously independent fields of research.


Factual Knowledge Objective Knowledge Medium Dimension Elementary Particle Physic Physical Discipline 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gerhard Vollmer
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  1. 1.Zentrum für Philosophie und Grundlagen der WissenschaftJustus-Liebig-UniversitätGiessenFed. Rep. of Germany

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