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Title Worldviews, science and us : bridging knowledge and its implications for our perspectives of the world, proceedings of the workshop on Times of Entanglement, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, 21-22 September 2010 / editors, Diederik Aerts [and others]
Published Singapore : World Scientific, 2011


Description 1 online resource (366 pages)
Contents Interdisciplinarity and Bridging Knowledge Diederik Aerts, Jan Broekaert, Bart D'Hooghe and Nicole Note; What About Interdisciplinarity Within Philosophy? Robrecht Vanderbeeken; 1. Introduction; 2. Two Traditions: the Janus of Contemporary Philosophy; 2.1. Denotation: Nomen Est Omen; 2.2. Hermeneutics: Mechanisms of Metaphysics; 3. Interdisciplinarity: Less is More?; 3.1. Why Unificationists are Barking Up the Wrong Tree; 3.1.1. (No) Vacation from history?; 3.1.2. Pseudoscience vs. Pseudophilosophy?; 3.2. Conclusion: Some Truths Only Come with a Split Tongue; Acknowledgments
1. Biologically-derived Sources of Meaning in Life2. Does Culture Evolve?; 3. Acquired Characteristics; 4. Non-Darwinian Evolution?; 4.1. Evolution of the Earliest Lifeforms; 5. What is the Analog of the Protocell in Culture?; 6. Worldviews Do Not Evolve through Competitive Exclusion; 7. A Childless Life is Not a Barren Life; 8. Experiments and Applications; 9. Conclusion: Every Act Counts; Acknowledgments; References; An Interdisciplinary Focus on the Concept of Causation: What Philosophy Can Learn from Psychology Leen De Vreese
1. Introduction: Do we Need to Live in a Metaphysical Ivory Tower?2. Peter White's Psychological Theory on the Origins and Development of Causal Processing; 2.1. The Origin of Causal Processing in Automatic Iconic Processing; 2.2. Four Basic Causal Cues; 2.3. Further Development of Causal Processing on the Basis of the Basic Cues; 2.4. Generative Relations; 2.5. Naive Theories of Causation; 2.6. From Implicit to Explicit Causal Processing; 2.7. Summary; 3. What Can Philosophy on Causation Learn from All This?; 3.1. Conceptual Pluralism; 3.2. Core Causal Conception
3.3. Analysis of ̀What Causation Is in the World'3.4. Epistemological Pluralism; 3.5. Causation as a Secondary Quality; 3.6. Causation in Science: Weak Causal Realism; 4. Conclusion: the Advantages of Leaving the Tower; Acknowledgments; References; Refocusing Undecidability: Questioning the Use of the Notion of Formal Undecidability in Other Domains Liesbeth De Mol; 1. Introduction; 2. Theoretical Work: Computer Science and Mathematical Logic; 3. ""Undecidability Everywhere?""; 3.1. Non-Recursive Phenomena; 3.2. The Land of Tor'bled-nam
Summary The present volume is part of the 'Worldviews, Science and Us' series of proceedings. It contains selected contributions on the subject of bridging knowledge and its implications for our perspectives of the world. This volume also represents the proceedings of the interdisciplinary stream of the international workshop (Part 1) Times of Entanglement, 21-22 September 2010 at the Minsheng Art Museum in Shanghai, People's Republic of China in the context of the Shanghai World Expo 2010 and, related cutting-edge investigations in the quantum paradigm from discussion panels organized by the Leo Apos
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Analysis (Philosophy) -- Congresses
Metaphysics -- Congresses
Philosophy and science -- Congresses
SCIENCE -- Philosophy & Social Aspects.
Analysis (Philosophy)
Philosophy and science
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings
Form Electronic book
Author Aerts, Diederik
Broekaert, Jan
D'Hooghe, Bart
ISBN 9789814383080