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Holistic Darwinism: Synergy, Cybernetics, and the Bioeconomics of Evolution

Peter Corning

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226116136
eISBN:
9780226116334
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226116334.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

In recent years, evolutionary theorists have come to recognize that the reductionist, individualist, gene-centered approach to evolution cannot sufficiently account for the emergence of complex ... More


Synergy, Cybernetics, and the Evolution of Politics

Peter A. Corning

in Holistic Darwinism: Synergy, Cybernetics, and the Bioeconomics of Evolution

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226116136
eISBN:
9780226116334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226116334.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter discusses the relationship between synergy, cybernetics, and the bioeconomics of sociality. It argues that the parallel evolution of cybernetic process has been a major codeterminant of ... More


Devolution as an Opportunity to Test the Synergism Hypothesis and the Cybernetic Theory of Political Systems

Peter A. Corning

in Holistic Darwinism: Synergy, Cybernetics, and the Bioeconomics of Evolution

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226116136
eISBN:
9780226116334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226116334.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter explores the concept of devolution and its relation with Synergism Hypothesis and the cybernetic political systems. It argues that devolution provides an opportunity for testing the ... More


Synergy: Another Idea Whose Time Has Come?

Peter A. Corning

in Holistic Darwinism: Synergy, Cybernetics, and the Bioeconomics of Evolution

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226116136
eISBN:
9780226116334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226116334.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter discusses trends showing the popularity of the theory on the role of synergy in evolution. This theory was first developed in the 1983 book The Synergism Hypothesis: A Theory of ... More


The Re-Emergence of Emergence: A Venerable Concept in Search of a Theory

Peter A. Corning

in Holistic Darwinism: Synergy, Cybernetics, and the Bioeconomics of Evolution

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226116136
eISBN:
9780226116334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226116334.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter discusses the re-emergence of the emergence theory and how it relates to synergy and the Synergism Hypothesis. It recounts the history of the term emergence and details some of its ... More


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