A Vision of Transdisciplinarity: Laying Foundations for a by Frederic Darbellay, Moira Cockell, Jerome Billotte, Francis PDF

By Frederic Darbellay, Moira Cockell, Jerome Billotte, Francis Waldvogel

ISBN-10: 1420092286

ISBN-13: 9781420092288

Through a sequence of unique essays, this e-book unites a global crew of well known researchers and educators round the subject of information discussion. Spanning themes from average complexity to neuroscience, from schooling thought to weather swap, from immunology to archaelogy and human migrations, it permits an environment of positive feedback and permits the ambition to construct a brand new beginning for the transdisciplinary method.

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Changeux’s concepts allow us to describe a category of materialism that is truly learned and not naïve. #ULTURALEPIGENETICS Changeux emphasizes the significance of the fact that in the course of mammalian evolution, the duration of the period of synaptogenesis increases from a few weeks in the rat to almost 15 years in humans. During this period an epigenetic appropriation of developing circuits by cultural processes, such as spoken/written language, symbolic systems, moral rules… takes place.

Koch, C. (2004) The Quest for Consciousness : A Neurobiological Approach, Roberts & Company Publishers. McGinn, C. (1996) The Problem of Consciousness : Essays Towards a Resolution, Blackwell Publishing, Oxford. Metzinger, T. ) (2000) Neural Correlates of Consciousness : Empirical and Conceptual Questions, The MIT Press, Cambridge. Nagel, T. (1979) Mortal Questions, Cambridge University Press, New York. Papineau, D. (2002) Thinking about Consciousness, Oxford University Press, Oxford. Searle, J.

The nature of different brain states such as sleeping, waking, conscious, unconscious, results from the particular dynamic interactions that occur at the point where brain functions, memory systems and contextdependent information meet. Conscious experience is thus a dynamic process and not a thing in itself, to paraphrase William James (1842-1910). Fig. 2 Causal chains : the dynamic core. EURAL$ARWINISM One of the essential points of Edelman’s work is to demonstrate that neuronal and cognitive activities are not automats or Turing machines ; they do not operate as closed systems but are rather only perceivable in terms of their dynamic interactions with the body and the contextual environment.

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