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    The Origins of Order: Self Organization and Selection in Evolution.Stuart A. Kauffman - 1993 - Oxford University Press.
    Stuart Kauffman here presents a brilliant new paradigm for evolutionary biology, one that extends the basic concepts of Darwinian evolution to accommodate recent findings and perspectives from the fields of biology, physics, chemistry and mathematics. The book drives to the heart of the exciting debate on the origins of life and maintenance of order in complex biological systems. It focuses on the concept of self-organization: the spontaneous emergence of order that is widely observed throughout nature Kauffman argues that self-organization plays (...)
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    Investigations.Stuart A. Kauffman - 2000 - Oxford University Press.
    "It may be that I have stumbled upon an adequate description of life itself." These modest yet profound words trumpet an imminent paradigm shift in scientific, economic, and technological thinking. In the tradition of Schrödinger's classic What Is Life?, Kauffman's Investigations is a tour-de-force exploration of the very essence of life itself, with conclusions that radically undermine the scientific approaches on which modern science rests--the approaches of Newton, Boltzman, Bohr, and Einstein. Building on his pivotal ideas about order and evolution (...)
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    At Home in the Universe the Search for Laws of Self-Organization and Complexity.Stuart Kauffman & Stuart A. Kauffman - 1995 - Oxford University Press, Usa.
    The author examines the concept of self-organization, or as he calls it "order for free," discussing how it occurs more frequently in nature than originally believed.
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    A World Beyond Physics: The Emergence and Evolution of Life.Stuart A. Kauffman - 2019 - Oup Usa.
    Explores the possiblity and process of evolution beyond the standard and established scientific principles.
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    Humanity in a Creative Universe.Stuart A. Kauffman - 2016 - Oup Usa.
    In this fascinating read, Kauffman concludes that the development of life on earth is not entirely predictable, because no theory could ever fully account for the limitless variations of evolution. Sure to cause a stir, this book will be discussed for years to come and may even set the tone for the next "great thinker.".
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  6. Beyond Desartes and Newton: Recovering Life and Humanity.Stuart A. Kauffman & Arran Gare - 2015 - Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology 119 (3):219-244.
    Attempts to ‘naturalize’ phenomenology challenge both traditional phenomenology and traditional approaches to cognitive science. They challenge Edmund Husserl’s rejection of naturalism and his attempt to establish phenomenology as a foundational transcendental discipline, and they challenge efforts to explain cognition through mainstream science. While appearing to be a retreat from the bold claims made for phenomenology, it is really its triumph. Naturalized phenomenology is spearheading a successful challenge to the heritage of Cartesian dualism. This converges with the reaction against Cartesian thought (...)
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    Articulation of Parts Explanation in Biology and the Rational Search for Them.Stuart A. Kauffman - 1970 - PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1970:257 - 272.
  8. On Emergence, Agency, and Organization.Stuart Kauffman & Philip Clayton - 2006 - Biology and Philosophy 21 (4):501-521.
    Ultimately we will only understand biological agency when we have developed a theory of the organization of biological processes, and science is still a long way from attaining that goal. It may be possible nonetheless to develop a list of necessary conditions for the emergence of minimal biological agency. The authors offer a model of molecular autonomous agents which meets the five minimal physical conditions that are necessary (and, we believe, conjointly sufficient) for applying agential language in biology: autocatalytic reproduction; (...)
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    Propagating Organization: An Enquiry.Stuart Kauffman, Robert K. Logan, Robert Este, Randy Goebel, David Hobill & Ilya Shmulevich - 2008 - Biology and Philosophy 23 (1):27-45.
    Our aim in this article is to attempt to discuss propagating organization of process, a poorly articulated union of matter, energy, work, constraints and that vexed concept, “information”, which unite in far from equilibrium living physical systems. Our hope is to stimulate discussions by philosophers of biology and biologists to further clarify the concepts we discuss here. We place our discussion in the broad context of a “general biology”, properties that might well be found in life anywhere in the cosmos, (...)
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    Taking Heisenberg's Potentia Seriously.Ruth Kastner, Stuart Kauffman & Michael Epperson - unknown
    It is argued that quantum theory is best understood as requiring an ontological duality of res extensa and res potentia, where the latter is understood per Heisenberg’s original proposal, and the former is roughly equivalent to Descartes’ ‘extended substance.’ However, this is not a dualism of mutually exclusive substances in the classical Cartesian sense, and therefore does not inherit the infamous ‘mind-body’ problem. Rather, res potentia and res extensa are proposed as mutually implicative ontological extants that serve to explain the (...)
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    On Agency, Emergence and Organization.Philip Clayton & Stuart Kauffman - 2006 - Biology and Philosophy 21 (4):501-521.
    Ultimately we will only understand biological agency when we have developed a theory of the organization of biological processes, and science is still a long way from attaining that goal. It may be possible nonetheless to develop a list of necessary conditions for the emergence of minimal biological agency. The authors offer a model of molecular autonomous agents which meets the five minimal physical conditions that are necessary for applying agential language in biology: autocatalytic reproduction; work cycles; boundaries for reproducing (...)
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    More Thumbs Than Rules: Is Rationality an Exaptation?Antonio Mastrogiorgio, Teppo Felin, Stuart Kauffman & Mariano Mastrogiorgio - 2022 - Frontiers in Psychology 13.
    The literatures on bounded and ecological rationality are built on adaptationism—and its associated modular, cognitivist and computational paradigm—that does not address or explain the evolutionary origins of rationality. We argue that the adaptive mechanisms of evolution are not sufficient for explaining human rationality, and we posit that human rationality presents exaptive origins, where exaptations are traits evolved for other functions or no function at all, and later co-opted for new uses. We propose an embodied reconceptualization of rationality—embodied rationality—based on the (...)
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    Eros and Logos.Stuart Kauffman - 2020 - Angelaki 25 (3):9-23.
    For the ancient Greeks, the world was both Eros, the god of chaos and creativity, and Logos, the regularity of the heavens as law. From chaos the world came forth. The world was home to ultimate creativity. Two thousand years later Kepler, Galileo, and then mighty Newton created deterministic classical physics in which all that happens in the universe is determined by the laws of motion, initial and boundary conditions. The Theistic God who worked miracles became the Deistic God who (...)
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    Beyond Reductionism: Reinventing the Sacred.Stuart Kauffman - 2007 - Zygon 42 (4):903-914.
    We have lived under the hegemony of the reductionistic scientific worldview since Galileo, Newton, and Laplace. In this view, the universe is meaningless, as Stephen Weinberg famously said, and organisms and a court of law are "nothing but" particles in morion. This scientific view is inadequate. Physicists are beginning to abandon reductionism in favor of emergence. Emergence, both epistemological and ontological, embraces the emergence of life and of agency. With agency comes meaning, value, and doing, beyond mere happenings. More organisms (...)
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    The Evolutionary Ecology of Technological Innovations.Ricard V. Solée, Sergi Valverde, Marti Rosas Casals, Stuart A. Kauffman, Doyne Farmer & Niles Eldredge - 2013 - Complexity 18 (4):15-27.
  16. Homeostasis and Differentiation in Random Genetic Control Networks.Stuart Kauffman - 1969 - Nature 224:177-178.
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    The Structure of Autocatalytic Sets: Evolvability, Enablement, and Emergence.Wim Hordijk, Mike Steel & Stuart Kauffman - 2012 - Acta Biotheoretica 60 (4):379-392.
    This paper presents new results from a detailed study of the structure of autocatalytic sets. We show how autocatalytic sets can be decomposed into smaller autocatalytic subsets, and how these subsets can be identified and classified. We then argue how this has important consequences for the evolvability, enablement, and emergence of autocatalytic sets. We end with some speculation on how all this might lead to a generalized theory of autocatalytic sets, which could possibly be applied to entire ecologies or even (...)
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    Autogen is a Kantian Whole in the Non-Entailed World.Stuart Kauffman - 2021 - Biosemiotics 14 (3):569-572.
    Deacon suggests the autogen as a minimal Kantian Whole where the parts exist for and by means of the whole. An Autogen is a “for whom” information is created. Semantics of information comes first, syntax later. There are no entailing laws for the emergence and evolution of new meanings, which likely happened long before template replication and the genetic code. The evolution of life and meaning are based on physics but rise creatively above physics.
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    Developmental Logic and its Evolution.Stuart A. Kauffman - 1987 - Bioessays 6 (2):82-87.
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    A Model of Transcriptional Regulatory Networks Based on Biases in the Observed Regulation Rules.Stephen E. Harris, Bruce K. Sawhill, Andrew Wuensche & Stuart Kauffman - 2002 - Complexity 7 (4):23-40.
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    Dynamical Criticality in Gene Regulatory Networks.Marco Villani, Luca La Rocca, Stuart Alan Kauffman & Roberto Serra - 2018 - Complexity 2018:1-14.
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    Modeling Pathways of Differentiation in Genetic Regulatory Networks with Boolean Networks.Sheldon Dealy, Stuart Kauffman & Joshua Socolar - 2005 - Complexity 11 (1):52-60.
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    Noise in a Small Genetic Circuit That Undergoes Bifurcation.Trent Toulouse, Ping Ao, Ilya Shmulevich & Stuart Kauffman - 2005 - Complexity 11 (1):45-51.
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  24. Emergence, Autonomous Agents, and Organization.Stuart Kauffman & Philip Clayton - forthcoming - Biology and Philosophy.
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    The Sciences of Complexity and "Origins of Order".Stuart A. Kauffman - 1990 - PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1990:299 - 322.
    This article discusses my book, Origins of Order: Self Organization and Selection in Evolution, in the context of the emerging sciences of complexity. Origins, due out of Oxford University Press in early 1992, attempts to lay out a broadened theory of evolution based on the marriage of unexpected and powerful properties of self organization which arises in complex systems, properties which may underlie the origin of life itself and the emergence of order in ontogeny, and the continuing action of natural (...)
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    Technological Evolution and Adaptive Organizations: Ideas From Biology May Find Applications in Economics.Stuart Kauffman & William Macready - 1995 - Complexity 1 (2):26-43.
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    Part 2. Poems.Christopher Southgate, Gregory J. Feist, Joel Garreau, Joan D. Koss-Chioino, Philip Hefner, Trinh Xuan Thuan, Amos Yong, Matthieu Ricard, C. S. Peirce & Stuart Kauffman - 2007 - Zygon 42 (3-4):1027.
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    A Framework to Think About Evolving Genetic Regulatory Systems.Stuart A. Kauffman - 1986 - In William Bechtel (ed.), Integrating Scientific Disciplines. pp. 165--184.
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    Beyond the Stalemate: Conscious MInd -Body - Quantum Mechanics - Free Will - Possible Panpsychism - Possible Interpretation of Quantum Enigma.Stuart Kauffman - 2014 - Cosmos and History 10 (1):149-169.
    I wish to discuss a large, interwoven set of topics pointed at in the title above. Much of what I say is highly speculative, some is testable, some is, at present, surely not. It is, I hope, useful, to set these ideas forth for our consideration. What I shall say assumes quantum measurement is real, and that Bohm's interpretation of Quantum Mechanics is not true. The Stalemate: In our contemporary neurobiology and much of the philosophy of mind post Descartes we (...)
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  30. More Reflection on Physics Carl S. Helr1ch is There a Basis for Teleology in Physics? Timothy Sansbury the False Promise of Quantum Mechanics Issues in Biomedicine and Ethics Ann Mllliken Pederson South Dakota and Abortion: A Local Story About.Cs Peirce & Stuart Kauffman - forthcoming - Zygon.
     
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    Are Dark Energy and Dark Matter Different Aspects of the Same Physical Process?Ruth Kastner & Stuart Kauffman - unknown
    It is suggested that the apparently disparate cosmological phenomena attributed to so-called ‘dark matter’ and ‘dark energy’ arise from the same fundamental physical process: the emergence, from the quantum level, of spacetime itself. This creation of spacetime results in metric expansion around mass points in addition to the usual curvature due to stress-energy sources of the gravitational field. A recent modification of Einstein’s theory of general relativity by Chadwick, Hodgkinson, and McDonald incorporating spacetime expansion around mass points, which accounts well (...)
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    One Magisterium: How Nature Knows Through Us' by Seán Ó Nualláin – A Review.Stuart Kauffman - 2014 - Cosmos and History 10 (2):324-328.
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    Correlation Analysis of Coupled Fitness Landscapes.Wim Hordijk & Stuart A. Kauffman - 2005 - Complexity 10 (6):41-49.
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    The Global Dynamics of Cellular Automata, by Andrew Wuensche and Mike Lesser.Stuart Kauffman - 2000 - Complexity 5 (6):47-48.
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    Whispers From Carnot: The Origins of Order and Principles of Adaptation in Complex Nonequilibrium Systems.Stuart A. Kauffman - forthcoming - Complexity.
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    Constructing Bayesian Network Models of Gene Expression Networks From Microarray Data.Pater Spirtes, Clark Glymour, Richard Scheines, Stuart Kauffman, Valerio Aimale & Frank Wimberly - unknown
    Through their transcript products genes regulate the rates at which an immense variety of transcripts and subsequent proteins occur. Understanding the mechanisms that determine which genes are expressed, and when they are expressed, is one of the keys to genetic manipulation for many purposes, including the development of new treatments for disease. Viewing each gene in a genome as a distinct variable that is either on or off, or more realistically as a continuous variable, the values of some of these (...)
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    Res Potentia And Res Extensa Linked, Hence United, By Quantum Measurement.Stuart Kauffman - 2016 - In David Ray Griffin, Michael Epperson & Timothy E. Eastman (eds.), Physics and Speculative Philosophy: Potentiality in Modern Science. De Gruyter. pp. 47-52.
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    Elsasser, Generalized Complementarity, and Finite Classes: A Critique of His Anti-Reductionism.Stuart Kauffman - 1972 - PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1972:57 - 65.
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    Filling Some Epistemological Gaps: New Patterns of Inference in Evolutionary Theory.Stuart A. Kauffman - 1982 - PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1982:292-313.
    Contemporary evolutionary theory, derived from the intellectual marriage of Darwin's and Mendel's discoveries, leads us to view organisms as successful, but essentially ad hoc, responses to chance and necessity. Biological universals, the code, the pentadactyl limb, are frozen accidents shared by descent. The source of biological order has come to be seen as selection itself. This paper argues that this view is fundamentally inadequate. It ignores those underlying sources of biological order which derive from the generic self-organizing properties of the (...)
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    Autonomous Agents, Self-Constructing Biospheres, and Science.Stuart Kauffman - 1996 - Complexity 2 (2):16-17.
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    Constraints on the Sociobiologists' Program.Stuart A. Kauffman - 1976 - PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1976:32 - 47.
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