Tag: philosophical

“Meaning“ did not emerge like a bolt from the blue

Recent literature suggests the appearance of information that is coupled to significance not only with the advent of biotic agents (“meaning” in living systems) but already with prebiotic environments, namely, with the existence of agents (non-living, physical systems) that – according

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Vienna 2016 | Wolfgang Hofkirchner | Convergences of General System Theory, Critical Realism and Theory of Society

The International Sociological Association held its 3rd ISA Forum of Sociology 10-14 July 2016 in Vienna. The Forum was devoted to the topic “The future We Want: Global Sociology and the Struggles for a Better World”. Wolfgang Hofkirchner gave a

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Theoria cum praxi et bonum commune (Leibniz): System theory, informatics and a wise society for all

Rathaus Tiergarten, Berlin-Moabit (photo: Wikimedia Commons) The Leibniz-Sozietät der Wissenschaften zu Berlin e.V. (LS) invites the group “Emergent Systems, Information and Society” to present itself at a one-day colloquium of their two classes (Natur- und Technikwissenschaften; Sozial- und Geisteswissenschaften). The group is a

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Vienna 2014 | Workshop | The Dynamical Basis of Social Emergence

In November 2014, the Bertalanffy Center hosted as Visiting Scholar John Collier from South Africa, University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban. On 25 November 2014 he held a 3 hours workshop giving an overview of the concept of emergence (scientific and philosophical), a

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León 2014 | Workshop | Understanding Complexity

From 27 – 30 January, 2014 , a workshop for students was held under the title “Understanding complexity: systems, emergence and evolution“. It was organised and introduced by BCSSS Fellow José María Díaz Nafría. In addition, the  Center was represented

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About emergence

The Bertalanffy Center is co-organiser of a scientific event on the “Metaphysics of Emergence”, dedicated to philosophical foundations between the poles of sciences and arts. That event will be held from 6 to 8 June, 2013, in Ludwigshafen, Germany, in memory of Jan

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