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  1. Humanities’ Metaphysical Underpinnings of Late Frontier Scientific Research.Alcibiades Malapi-Nelson - 2014 - Humanities 214 (3):740-765.
    The behavior/structure methodological dichotomy as locus of scientific inquiry is closely related to the issue of modeling and theory change in scientific explanation. Given that the traditional tension between structure and behavior in scientific modeling is likely here to stay, considering the relevant precedents in the history of ideas could help us better understand this theoretical struggle. This better understanding might open up unforeseen possibilities and new instantiations, particularly in what concerns the proposed technological modification of the human condition. The (...)
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  2. Dynamical Systems Theory in Cognition: Are We Really Gaining?Alcibiades Malapi-Nelson - 2002 - Gnosis 6 (1):1-23.
     
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    Transhumanism, Posthumanism, and the Catholic Church.Alcibiades Malapi-Nelson - 2019 - Forum Philosophicum: International Journal for Philosophy 24 (2):369-396.
    In this essay, I engage the foreseeable consequences for the future of humanity triggered by Emerging Technologies and their underpinning philosophy, transhumanism. The transhumanist stance is compared with the default view currently held in many academic institutions of higher education: posthumanism. It is maintained that the transhumanist view is less inimical to the fostering of human dignity than the posthuman one. After this is established, I suggest that the Catholic Church may find an ally in a transhumanist ethos in a (...)
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    Classical Cybernetics and Transhumanism: A Reply to Richmond’s Review of The Nature of the Machine and the Collapse of Cybernetics.Alcibiades Malapi-Nelson - 2019 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 49 (1):64-68.
    Sheldon Richmond has written an insightful and exhaustive review of my book The Nature of the Machine and the Collapse of Cybernetics: A Transhumanist Lesson for Emerging Technologies. Richmond voices concerns regarding some suggestions I made about the future of humanity vis-à-vis a contemporary cybernetic reinstantiation in the form of Emerging Technologies. He suggests that future cybernetically rooted sciences can pose peril for the human condition. This reply is intended to clarify certain points that Richmond brings up, by means of (...)
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  5. Dynamical Systems Theory, Understanding, and Explanation: Comments on Malapi-Nelson's Paper with Responses From the Author.Pak Ho & Alcibiades Malapi-Nelson - 2002 - Gnosis 6:1-9.
     
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  6. Book Review: Steve Fuller, Humanity 2.0:What It Means to Be Human Past, Present and Future. [REVIEW]Alcibiades Malapi-Nelson - 2013 - International Sociology Review of Books 28 (2):240-247.
    Sociology professor Steve Fuller’s latest book deals with contemporary treatments of the notion of ‘the human’, with an eye set on its future developments, anchored on disruptively pervasive technologies that are already being felt. A contextual account of its historical unfolding is provided, so that the reader can locate the evolution of the notion within the bigger setting of the evolving philosophical landscape in the West.
     
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  7. Dynamical Systems Theory, Understanding, and Explanation: Comments on Malapi-Nelson's Paper with Responses From the Author.Pak Kin Ho & Alcibiades Malapi-Nelson - 2011 - Gnosis 6 (1).
     
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