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The Problem

John E. Mayfield

in The Engine of Complexity: Evolution as Computation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231163040
eISBN:
9780231535281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231163040.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter addresses the following questions: How is Earth different? What is information? What is an evolutionary system? What constitutes scientific understanding? How does computer science fit ... More


The Complexity of Complexity Theories

Jean Boulton, Peter Allen, and Cliff Bowman

in Embracing Complexity: Strategic Perspectives for an Age of Turbulence

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780199565252
eISBN:
9780191821943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199565252.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, Innovation

This chapter gives a detailed description of the differing approaches to the modeling of complex systems, shows how differing assumptions are made in developing these, and comments on the pros and ... More


Evolution and Cognitive Development

Robert S. Siegler

in Emerging Minds: The Process of Change in Children’s Thinking

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195077872
eISBN:
9780197561379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195077872.003.0005
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

The central argument of this chapter is that concepts that have helped biologists understand the evolution of species can also help cognitive developmentalists understand the growth of children’s ... More


Value and Why It Matters

Nick Gogerty

in The Nature of Value: How to Invest in the Adaptive Economy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162449
eISBN:
9780231535212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162449.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter examines value more closely, showing how a better understanding of value can lead to a better understanding of the economy's behavior. It presents the economy as an evolutionary system, ... More


Young Child Flourishing as an Aim for Society

Darcia Narvaez, Paul D. Hastings, Julia M. Braungart-Rieker, Lee T. Gettler, and Laura E. Miller-Graff

in Contexts for Young Child Flourishing: Evolution, Family, and Society

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190237790
eISBN:
9780190237806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190237790.003.0018
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This volume aims for an evolutionary-based understanding of how, why, and when children flourish. We name a few needed modifications in thinking that may be required for a shift in cultural practices ... More


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