Must Complex Systems Theory Be Materialistic?

Foundations of Science 17 (1):1-3 (2012)
So far, the sciences of complexity have received less attention from philosophers than from scientists. Responding to Salthe’s (Found Sci 15, 4(6):357–367, 2010a ) model of evolution, I focus on its metaphysical implications, asking whether the implications of his canonical developmental trajectory (CDT) must be materialistic as his reading proposes
Keywords Causation  Complex systems  Emergence  Evolution  Materialism  Reduction
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DOI 10.1007/s10699-010-9212-9
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