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Handbook of Anticipation

Theoretical and Applied Aspects of the Use of Future in Decision Making

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  • Comprehensive overview of use of Anticipation in Decision making processes

  • Presents research from a variety of fields such as: Biology, ecology, psychology, social sciences, humanities, engineering, computer science

  • Contains an historical overview of leading thinkers as: Edmund Husserl, Nicolai Hartmann, Ernst Bloch, Gaston Berger, Bertrand de Jouvenel, John W. Bennet, Piotr Anhokin, Robert Rosen

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Table of contents (77 entries)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Introducing Anticipation

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Introducing Anticipation

      • Roberto Poli
      Pages 3-16
    3. Complex Systems

      • A. H. Louie, Roberto Poli
      Pages 17-35
    4. Ontological Expansion

      • Ilkka Tuomi
      Pages 37-71
    5. Anticipation and the Normative Stance

      • Ted Fuller
      Pages 93-108
  3. Understanding Anticipation

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 119-119
    2. Backward Causation

      • Jan Faye
      Pages 121-136
    3. Anticipation: Some Notes

      • John Supko
      Pages 137-162
    4. Relational Biology

      • A. H. Louie
      Pages 191-218
    5. Basic Biological Anticipation

      • Jan-Hendrik S. Hofmeyr
      Pages 219-233
    6. Animal Anticipation: A Perspective

      • Ruud van den Bos
      Pages 235-247
    7. Anticipation in Neurocybernetics

      • Slawomir J. Nasuto, Yoshikatsu Hayashi
      Pages 249-284
    8. Microgenesis of Anticipation: Windowing the Present

      • Liliana Albertazzi
      Pages 285-302
    9. The Anticipatory Structure of Perceptual Systems

      • Dhanraj Vishwanath
      Pages 303-322
    10. Anticipation and Representation

      • Mark H. Bickhard
      Pages 323-338
    11. Wild Anticipation: On the Evolution of Meaning

      • J. Scott Jordan
      Pages 339-355

About this book

This Handbook presents the state of the art overview of current research on anticipation studies. It develops anticipation from both the theoretical and applied points of view.  Via this comprehensive overview of the research on anticipation, this Handbook makes clear that anticipation is a serious topic of research that can and should be connected to Futures Studies research, perspectives and orientation. The Handbook uses the anticipatory viewpoint as a unifying framework able both to stop the progressive fragmentation of the human and social sciences and begin a process aimed at progressively closer integration, mutual knowledge and dialogue among the human and social sciences. It sets the agenda for the field, helps futures studies to come of age, and contributes to changing the orientation of the human and social sciences from their dominant past-orientation to a new future-orientation. 

The Handbook presents research from a variety of fields such as: Biology, ecology, psychology, social sciences, humanities, engineering, and computer science. The editorial board consists of scholars from various sciences, such as futurists, sociologists, economists, statisticians, computer scientists, designers and game builders.


Keywords

  • Future Studies Anticipation
  • Modeling Anticiaption
  • Impredicative Systems Anticipation
  • Anticipation Ontology
  • Physics Anticipation
  • Biology Anticipation
  • Psychology Anticipation
  • Anthropology Anticipation
  • Sociology Anticipation
  • Economics Anticipation
  • Political Science Anticipation
  • Philosophy Anticipation
  • Physics Future Studies
  • Biology Future Studies
  • Psychology Future Studies
  • Anthropology Future Studies
  • Sociology Future Studies
  • Economics Future Studies
  • Political Science Future Studies
  • Philosophy Future Studies

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Sociology and Social Research, University of Trento, Trento, Italy

    Roberto Poli

About the editor

Roberto Poli (Ph.D. Utrecht) was awarded the first UNESCO Chair in Anticipatory Systems, is fellow of WAAS – World Academy of Art and Science, and STIAS – Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study. Poli is editor-in-chief of Axiomathes (Springer) and editor of the series Categories (De Gruyter) and Anticipation Science (Springer). Poli heads the master’s programme in social foresight. Poli’s research interests include:

• Anticipatory systems, i.e., systems able to take decisions according to their possible future development (R. Poli, Introduction to Anticipation Studies, Springer 2017).

• Ontology, in both its traditional philosophical understanding and the new, computer-oriented, understanding (Alwis. Ontology for Knowledge Engineers, PhD Thesis, Utrecht, 2001; Theory and Applications of Ontology, 2 vol. Springer 2010).

Poli has published 6 books, edited or co-edited more than 20 books or journal special issues, and published more than 250 scientific papers.

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USD 599.99
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  • ISBN: 978-3-319-91554-8
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Hardcover Book
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