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    From Being to Becoming Time and Complexity in the Physical Sciences.Cliff Hooker - 1980
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    Re-Modelling Scientific Change: Complex Systems Frames Innovative Problem Solving.Cliff Hooker - 2018 - Lato Sensu, Revue de la Société de Philosophie des Sciences 5 (1):4-12.
    Complex systems are used, studied and instantiated in science, with what con-sequences? To be clear and systematic in response it is necessary to distin-guish the consequences, for science, of science using and studying complex systems, for philosophy of science, of science using and studying complex systems, for philosophy of science, of philosophy of science modelling sci-ence as a complex system. Each of these is explored in turn, especially. While has been least studied, it will be shown how modelling science as (...)
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    How Experience Confronts Ethics.Barry Hoffmaster & Cliff Hooker - 2009 - Bioethics 23 (4):214-225.
    Analytic moral philosophy's strong divide between empirical and normative restricts facts to providing information for the application of norms and does not allow them to confront or challenge norms. So any genuine attempt to incorporate experience and empirical research into bioethics – to give the empirical more than the status of mere 'descriptive ethics'– must make a sharp break with the kind of analytic moral philosophy that has dominated contemporary bioethics. Examples from bioethics and science are used to illustrate the (...)
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    On the Import of Constraints in Complex Dynamical Systems.Cliff Hooker - 2013 - Foundations of Science 18 (4):757-780.
    Complexity arises from interaction dynamics, but its forms are co-determined by the operative constraints within which the dynamics are expressed. The basic interaction dynamics underlying complex systems is mostly well understood. The formation and operation of constraints is often not, and oftener under appreciated. The attempt to reduce constraints to basic interaction fails in key cases. The overall aim of this paper is to highlight the key role played by constraints in shaping the field of complex systems. Following an introduction (...)
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    Machine Learning and the Future of Realism.Giles Hooker & Cliff Hooker - 2018 - Spontaneous Generations 9 (1):174-182.
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    Rationality as Effective Organisation of Interaction and Its Naturalist Framework.Cliff Hooker - 2011 - Axiomathes 21 (1):99-172.
    The point of this paper is to provide a principled framework for a naturalistic, interactivist-constructivist model of rational capacity and a sketch of the model itself, indicating its merits. Being naturalistic, it takes its orientation from scientific understanding. In particular, it adopts the developing interactivist-constructivist understanding of the functional capacities of biological organisms as a useful naturalistic platform for constructing such higher order capacities as reason and cognition. Further, both the framework and model are marked by the finitude and fallibility (...)
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    Self-Directed Agents.Wayne David Christensen & Cliff A. Hooker - 2001 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 31 (Supplement):19-52.
    Wayne D. Christensen and Cliff A. Hooker.
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  8. Complexly Organised Dynamical Systems.John Collier & Cliff Hooker - 1999 - Open Systems and Information Dynamics 6 (3):241–302.
    Both natural and engineered systems are fundamentally dynamical in nature: their defining properties are causal, and their functional capacities are causally grounded. Among dynamical systems, an interesting and important sub-class are those that are autonomous, anticipative and adaptive (AAA). Living systems, intelligent systems, sophisticated robots and social systems belong to this class, and the use of these terms has recently spread rapidly through the scientific literature. Central to understanding these dynamical systems is their complicated organisation and their consequent capacities for (...)
     
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    The Nature of Moral Compromise.Barry Hoffmaster & Cliff Hooker - 2017 - Social Theory and Practice 43 (1):55-78.
    Compromise is a pervasive fact of life. It occurs when obligations conflict and repudiating one obligation entirely to satisfy another entirely is unacceptable—for example, when a single parent cannot both raise a child satisfactorily and earn the income that living together demands. Compromise is unsettling, but properly negotiating difficult circumstances develops moral and emotional maturity. Yet compromise has no place in moral philosophy, where it is logically anathematized and deemed to violate integrity. This paper defends compromise with more expansive accounts (...)
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  10. The Organization of Knowledge: Beyond Campbell's Evolutionary Epistemology.Wayne D. Christensen & Clifford A. Hooker - 1999 - Philosophy of Science 66 (3):249.
    Donald Campbell has long advocated a naturalist epistemology based on a general selection theory, with the scope of knowledge restricted to vicarious adaptive processes. But being a vicariant is problematic because it involves an unexplained epistemic relation. We argue that this relation is to be explicated organizationally in terms of the regulation of behavior and internal state by the vicariant, but that Campbell's selectionist approach can give no satisfactory account of it because it is opaque to organization. We show how (...)
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    Introduction to Philosophy of Complex Systems: A: Part A: Towards a Framework for Complex Systems.Cliff Hooker - unknown
    Every essay in this book is original, often highly original, and they will be of interest to practising scientists as much as they will be to philosophers of science — not least because many of the essays are by leading scientists who are currently creating the emerging new complex systems paradigm. This is no accident. The impact of complex systems on science is a recent, ongoing and profound revolution. But with a few honourable exceptions, it has largely been ignored by (...)
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    The Simon-Kroes Model of Technical Artifacts and the Distinction Between Science and Design.Robert Farrell & Cliff Hooker - unknown
    There is a long tradition of arguing that design and science are importantly different. One such argument is that the separation of science and design is an implication that can be drawn from the Simon–Kroes model of the nature of technical artifacts. This paper argues that the Simon–Kroes model does not imply a radical separation between science and design: if we accept the Simon–Kroes model of the nature of technical artifacts and their production, then we must also accept that all (...)
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    A New Problem-Solving Paradigm for Philosophy of Science.Cliff Hooker - 2018 - Perspectives on Science 26 (2):266-291.
    A decade ago in this journal Farrell and Hooker published a study of an important episode in the history of Psychology, the empirical investigation of ape linguistic capacity. What was different about this study was that it was undertaken from within the framework of a bio-cognitively motivated process for strategic problem solving, supported by an enriched conception of rationality. Upon examination, the process proved to stretch across roughly three decades of research and many participants, revealing a much richer conception of (...)
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    Science: Legendary, Academic – and Post-Academic? [REVIEW]Cliff Hooker - 2003 - Minerva 41 (1):71-81.
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    Reason, Regulation, and Realism: Toward a Regulatory Systems Theory of Reason and Evolutionary Epistemology.Clifford A. Hooker - 1999 - Philosophical and Phenomenological Research 59 (2):541-544.
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    On Fundamental Implications of Systems and Synthetic Biology.Cliff Hooker - unknown
    Systems and synthetic biology promise to revolutionize our understanding of biology, blur the boundaries between the living and the engineered in a vital new bioengineering, and transform our daily relationship to the living world. Their emergence thus deserves to be understood in a wider intellectual perspective. Close attention to their relationship to the larger scientific intellectual frameworks within which they function reveals that systems and synthetic biology raise fundamental challenges to scientific orthodoxy, but stand in the vanguard of an emerging (...)
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    What Empirical Research Can Do for Bioethics.Barry Hoffmaster & Cliff Hooker - 2009 - American Journal of Bioethics 9 (6-7):72-74.
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    The Relational Doctrines of Space and Time.Clifford A. Hooker - 1971 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 22 (2):97-130.
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    What Reason Can Do for Clinical Moral Perception.Barry Hoffmaster & Cliff Hooker - 2009 - American Journal of Bioethics 9 (10):29-31.
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    Bohr and the Crisis of Empirical Intelligibility: An Essay on the Depth of Bohr's Thought and Our Philosophical Ignorance.Clifford A. Hooker - 1994 - In Jan Faye & Henry J. Folse (eds.), Niels Bohr and Contemporary Philosophy. Kluwer Academic Publishers. pp. 155--199.
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    Georg Simmel and Naturalist Interactivist Epistemology of Science.Cliff Hooker - 2013 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 44 (3):311-317.
    In 1895 sociologist and philosopher Georg Simmel published a paper: ‘On a connection of selection theory to epistemology’. It was focussed on the question of how behavioural success and the evolution of the cognitive capacities that underlie it are to be related to knowing and truth. Subsequently, Simmel’s ideas were largely lost, but recently an English translation was published by Coleman in this journal. While Coleman’s contextual remarks are solely concerned with a preceding evolutionary epistemology, it will be argued here (...)
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    Empiricism, Perception and Conceptual Change.Cliff A. Hooker - 1973 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 3 (September):59-74.
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    The Information-Processing Approach to the Brain-Mind and its Philosophical Ramifications.Cliff A. Hooker - 1975 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 36 (September):1-15.
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    Metaphysics and Modern Physics.Clifford A. Hooker - 1973 - In C. A. Hooker (ed.), Contemporary Research in the Foundations and Philosophy of Quantum Theory. Boston: D. Reidel. pp. 174--304.
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    Book Review:The Quantum and Beyond W. M. Honig. [REVIEW]Cliff Hooker - 1987 - Philosophy of Science 54 (4):611-.
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    Reduction as Cognitive Strategy.Cliff A. Hooker - 2006 - In Brian L. Keeley (ed.), Paul Churchland. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
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    Ronald M. Yoshida: “Reduction in The Physical Sciences.” Dalhousie: Dalhousie University Press, 1977. 90 Pages. [REVIEW]Cliff Hooker - 1979 - Dialogue 18 (1):81-99.
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    Design, Science and Wicked Problems.Robert Farrell & Cliff Hooker - unknown
    We examine the claim that design is demarcated from science by having wicked problems while science does not and argue that it is wrong. We examine each of the ten features Rittel and Weber hold to be characteristic of wicked problems and show that they derive from three general sources common to science and design: agent finitude, system complexity and problem normativity, and play analogous roles in each. This provides the basis for a common core cognitive process to design and (...)
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    Conceptualising Reduction, Emergence and Self-Organisation in Complex Dynamical Systems.Cliff Hooker - unknown
    This chapter describes the application of reduction concepts in emergence and self organization of complex dynamical system. Condition-dependent laws compress and dynamical equation sets provide implicit compressed representations even when most of that information is not explicitly available without decompression. And, paradoxically, there is still the determined march of fundamental analytical dynamics expanding its compression reach toward a Theory of Everything—even while the more rapidly expanding domain of complex systems dynamics confronts its assumptions and its monolithicity. Nor does science fall (...)
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    Towards a New Science of the Mind: Wide Content and the Metaphysics of Organizational Properties in Nonlinear Dynamic Models.Cliff A. Hooker & Wayne D. Christensen - 1998 - Mind and Language 13 (1):98-109.
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    Probability and Hume's Inductive Scepticism. [REVIEW]Clifford A. Hooker - 1975 - Hume Studies 1 (1):25-29.
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    Introduction to Philosophy of Complex Systems: Part B: Scientific Paradigm + Philosophy of Science for Complex Systems: A First Presentation C. 2009.Cliff Hooker - unknown
    Pursuit of every scientific framework — that is, of a paradigm and philosophy for science — is underwritten by a practical act of faith that its cognitive apparatus — including concepts, classes of models and underlying mathematics, and experimental instruments, techniques and interpretations — is adequate to understand the domain concerned. The focus of this essay is the consequences of the cognitive apparatus of complex systems for methodology, epistemology and metaphysics.
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    Dynamical Systems in Development: Review Essay of Linda V. Smith & Esther Thelen (Eds) a Dynamics Systems Approach to Development: Applications.Cliff A. Hooker - 1997 - Philosophical Psychology 10 (1):103 – 112.
    This book focuses on showing how the ideas central to the new wave oj dynamic systems studies may also form the basis for a new and distinctive theory of human development where both global order and local variability in behaviour emerge together from the same organising dynamical interactions. This also sharpens our understanding of the weaknesses of the traditional formal, structuralist theories. Conversely, dynamical models have their own matching set of problems, many of which are consiously explored here. Less readily (...)
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    Book Review:From Being to Becoming: Time and Complexity in the Physical Sciences Ilya Prigogine. [REVIEW]Cliff Hooker - 1984 - Philosophy of Science 51 (2):355-.
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    Georg Simmel and Naturalist Interactivist Epistemology of Science.Cliff Hooker - 2013 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 44 (3):311-317.
    In 1895 sociologist and philosopher Georg Simmel published a paper: ‘On a connection of selection theory to epistemology’. It was focussed on the question of how behavioural success and the evolution of the cognitive capacities that underlie it are to be related to knowing and truth. Subsequently, Simmel’s ideas were largely lost, but recently an English translation was published by Coleman in this journal. While Coleman’s contextual remarks are solely concerned with a preceding evolutionary epistemology, it will be argued here (...)
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  36. An Evolutionary Naturalist Realist Doctrine of Perception.Clifford A. Hooker - 1978 - In W. Savage (ed.), Perception and Cognition. University of Minnesota Press.
     
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  37. From Being to Becoming: Time and Complexity in the Physical Sciences. Ilya Prigogine.Cliff Hooker - 1984 - Philosophy of Science 51 (2):355-357.
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  38. Philosophy of Complex Systems (Handbook of the Philosophy of Science, Vol. 10).Cliff Hooker (ed.) - 2011 - North Holland.
  39. Scientific Neutrality Versus Normative Learning.Clifford Hooker - 1982 - In D. R. Oldroyd (ed.), Science and Ethics: Papers Presented at a Symposium Held Under the Aegis of the Australian Academy of Science, University of New South Wales, November 7, 1980. New South Wales University Press.
     
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