The Resource Bridging the Gap between Life and Physics, by Ron Cottam, Willy Ranson, (electronic resource)

Bridging the Gap between Life and Physics, by Ron Cottam, Willy Ranson, (electronic resource)

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Bridging the Gap between Life and Physics
Title
Bridging the Gap between Life and Physics
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by Ron Cottam, Willy Ranson
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eng
Summary
This is the only book which deals with the correlatory comparison between hierarchical living systems and inorganic physical ones. The culmination of the book is the proposition of research to discover and understand the natural underlying level of organization which produces the descriptive commonality of life and physics. Traditional science eliminates life from its purview by its rejection of interrelationships as a primary content of systems. The conventional procedure of science is that of reductionism, whereby complex systems are dismantled to characterize lower level components, but virtually no attention is given to how to rebuild those systems—the underlying assumption is that analysis and synthesis are symmetrical. This book fulfills two main coupled functions. Firstly, it details hierarchy as the major formulation of natural complex systems and investigates the fundamental character of natural hierarchy as a widely transferable ‘container’ of structure and/or function – and this in the case of the new development of a representational or model hierarchy. Secondly, it couples this hierarchical description to that of the electronic properties of semiconductors, as a well-modeled canonical example of physical properties. The central thesis is that these two descriptions are comparable, if care is taken to treat logical and epistemological aspects with prudence: a large part of the book is composed of just this aspect of care for grounding consistency. As such great attention is given to correct assessment of argumentative features which are otherwise presumed ‘known’ but which are usually left uncertain. Development of the ideas is always based on a relationship between entity or phenomenon and their associated ecosystems, and this applies equally well to the consequent derivations of consciousness and information
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Cottam, Ron
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0
LC call number
QH541.15.A-541.15.Z
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non fiction
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  • Ranson, Willy.
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  • Life sciences
  • Knowledge, Theory of
  • Computers
  • Biotic communities
  • Solid state physics
  • Life Sciences
  • Ecosystems
  • Science, multidisciplinary
  • Epistemology
  • Theory of Computation
  • Solid State Physics
Label
Bridging the Gap between Life and Physics, by Ron Cottam, Willy Ranson, (electronic resource)
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mixed
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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not applicable
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
000 Preface -- 00 Foreword -- 0 Contents -- 1 Setting the Stage -- 2 Opening the Curtains -- 3 Partial Everything -- 4 Just In Time -- 5 A Fishy Business -- 6 And Yet It Moves -- 7 Seeing the Wood -- 8 Two’s Company -- 9 Really Reality -- 10 Under the Hood -- 11 Thinking Things -- 12 Making a Difference -- 13 Two into One -- 14 Mind Matters -- 15 Bridging the Gap -- 16 Closing the Curtains -- References -- Acknowledgements -- Index
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unknown
Extent
XVIII, 338 p. 134 illus., 3 illus. in color.
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multiple file formats
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electronic
Isbn
9783319745336
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uncompressed
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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10.1007/978-3-319-74533-6
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online resource.
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absent
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access
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remote
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(DE-He213)978-3-319-74533-6
Label
Bridging the Gap between Life and Physics, by Ron Cottam, Willy Ranson, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
000 Preface -- 00 Foreword -- 0 Contents -- 1 Setting the Stage -- 2 Opening the Curtains -- 3 Partial Everything -- 4 Just In Time -- 5 A Fishy Business -- 6 And Yet It Moves -- 7 Seeing the Wood -- 8 Two’s Company -- 9 Really Reality -- 10 Under the Hood -- 11 Thinking Things -- 12 Making a Difference -- 13 Two into One -- 14 Mind Matters -- 15 Bridging the Gap -- 16 Closing the Curtains -- References -- Acknowledgements -- Index
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
XVIII, 338 p. 134 illus., 3 illus. in color.
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9783319745336
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-74533-6
Other physical details
online resource.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(DE-He213)978-3-319-74533-6

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