Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Philosophical Foundations For A Theory of Evolutionary Systems

This is a European research organization that I discovered while doing a bit of web surfing. There are some very interesting research papers published on the site that are concerned with self-organizing systems and socio-technological evolution. Here are a few quotes from the site.

Research papers
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"Since the sixties a paradigm shift in the disciplines of science, in system thinking and evolutionary thinking, and in philosophy and "weltanschauung" has been underway towards a Theory of Evolutionary Systems. Still there are gaps in theoretical knowledge to which philosophical theorizing may put forward heuristic offers."

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- To contribute to a single and comprehensive transdisciplinary scientific research programme for investigating self-organization by elaborating selected epistemological, ontological and axiological implications, thus attempting at unifying the scattered approaches in the so-called non-linear science of complexity

- To contribute to a scientific understanding of the "feedback-loop" of human action and reflection in a historical moment in which the destiny of the world system is at stake

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Micah, I am counting on you as the resident philosopher on this blog to translate some of the jargon into conventional language. It is possible that a lot more people would be enthusiastic about the goals of this organisation if they only understood what they were.

All of us have our specialties that utilise specialised jargon. No one can master the jargon of every specialty.

If you would translate "investigating self-organization by elaborating selected epistemological, ontological and axiological implications, thus attempting at unifying the scattered approaches in the so-called non-linear science of complexity" and "a scientific understanding of the "feedback-loop" of human action and reflection in a historical moment".

I know what I think it is supposed to mean. But I am a multidisciplinary generalist, not conversant in philosophical language. I would like to know what you, as a philosopher, think and how you interpret it.

Keep in mind that many of your readers may have read Sokal and Bricmont's "Fashionable Nonsense", and might have retained a healthy skepticism of obscure jargon.

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