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  1. The Need for the Historical Understanding of Nature in Physics and Chemistry.Leo Näpinen - 2007 - Foundations of Chemistry 9 (1):65-84.
    During the last decades the physico-chemical conception of self-organization of chemical systems has been created. The chemical systems in natural-historical processes do not have any creator: they rise up from irreversible processes by self-organization. The issue of self-organization in physics has led to a new interpretation of the laws of nature. As Ilya Prigogine has shown, they do not express certainties but possibilities and describe a world that must be understood in a historical way. In the new philosophical understanding of (...)
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    The Concept of Chaos in Contemporary Science: On Jean Bricmont's Critique of Ilya Prigogine's Ideas. [REVIEW]Leo Näpinen & Peeter Müürsepp - 2002 - Foundations of Science 7 (4):465-479.
    Nonclarity around the understandingof the concept of chaos has caused someconfusion in the contemporary natural science.For instance, not making a clear distinctionbetween the deterministic and quantum chaos hasmade it impossible to evaluate the approach ofIlya Prigogine in an appropriate way. It isshown that Jean Bricmont has missed the targetin his critique of I. Prigogine's ideas, as thelatter has concentrated his interest on systemsconsisting of infinite (arbitrarily large)number of particles in incessant mutualimpact, the former on systems that have afinite (not necessarily (...)
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  3. Understanding of the World and the Scientific Paradigm of Self-Organization.Leo Näpinen - 2004 - Studia Philosophica 4 (40):156-177.
     
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    Mõistuse suutlikkuse piiridest.Leo Näpinen - 2008 - Studia Philosophica Estonica 1 (3):81.
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    The Problem of the Relationship Between Human and Physical Realities in Ilya Prigogine's Paradigm of Self-Organisation.Leo Näpinen - 2001 - In Rein Vihalemm (ed.), Estonian Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science. Kluwer Academic Publishers. pp. 151--164.