The Resource The Origin of Life Patterns : In the Natural Inclusion of Space in Flux, by Alan Rayner, (electronic resource)

The Origin of Life Patterns : In the Natural Inclusion of Space in Flux, by Alan Rayner, (electronic resource)

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The Origin of Life Patterns : In the Natural Inclusion of Space in Flux
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The Origin of Life Patterns
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In the Natural Inclusion of Space in Flux
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by Alan Rayner
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eng
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Understanding the relationship between human cultural psychology and the evolutionary ecology of living systems is currently limited by abstract perceptions of space and boundaries as sources of definitive discontinuity. This Brief explores the new understandings possible when space and boundaries are perceived instead as sources of receptive continuity and dynamic distinction between local identities and phenomena. It aims to identify the recurrent patterns in which life is expressed over diverse scales in natural ecosystems and to explore how a new awareness of their evolutionary origin in the natural inclusion of space in flux can be related to human cultural psychology. It explains why these patterns cannot adequately be represented or understood in terms of conventional logic and language that definitively isolates the material content from the spatial context of natural systems. Correspondingly, the Brief discusses how the perception of natural space as an infinite, intangible, receptive presence, and of natural informational boundaries as continuous energetic flux, revolutionizes our understanding of evolutionary processes. The mutual natural inclusion of receptive space and informative flux in all distinguishable local phenomena enables evolutionary diversification to be understood as a fluid dynamic exploration of renewing possibility, not an eliminative ‘survival of the fittest’. Self-identity is recognized to be a dynamic inclusion of natural neighborhood, not a definitive exception from neighborhood. The Origins of Life Patterns will be of interest to psychologists, philosophers, anthropologists, evolutionary biologists, ecologists, mathematicians, and physicists
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Rayner, Alan
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BF201
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non fiction
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SpringerBriefs in Psychology,
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  • Psychology
  • Psychobiology
  • Cognitive psychology
  • Self
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Psychology, Experimental
  • Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Biological Psychology
  • Self and Identity
  • Experimental Psychology
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The Origin of Life Patterns : In the Natural Inclusion of Space in Flux, by Alan Rayner, (electronic resource)
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Chapter 1. Noticing Recurrent Natural Patterns, from Microcosm to Macrocosm -- Chapter 2. Natural Flow Geometry – ‘Pulse’ and ‘Circulation’ -- Chapter 3. Natural Inclusion -- Chapter 4. Patterns of organizational diversity in non-human living systems -- Chapter 5. The Influence of Core Beliefs and Perceptions on Human Cultural Diversity and Governance.
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XVII, 108 p. 30 illus., 23 illus. in color.
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electronic
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9783319546063
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computer
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rdamedia
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10.1007/978-3-319-54606-3
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online resource.
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(DE-He213)978-3-319-54606-3
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The Origin of Life Patterns : In the Natural Inclusion of Space in Flux, by Alan Rayner, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
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
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chapter 1. Noticing Recurrent Natural Patterns, from Microcosm to Macrocosm -- Chapter 2. Natural Flow Geometry – ‘Pulse’ and ‘Circulation’ -- Chapter 3. Natural Inclusion -- Chapter 4. Patterns of organizational diversity in non-human living systems -- Chapter 5. The Influence of Core Beliefs and Perceptions on Human Cultural Diversity and Governance.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
XVII, 108 p. 30 illus., 23 illus. in color.
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9783319546063
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-54606-3
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online resource.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
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(DE-He213)978-3-319-54606-3

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