Tag: physics

The Anthropocene and Climate Change: An Existential Crisis

BCSSS Fellow, Robert K. Logan, Prof. Emeritus of Physics at the University of Toronto, just completed an article in which he discusses the fine structure of the advent of the anthropocene according to lead technologies. Climate change is, in his opinion,

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Klaus Kornwachs 70 years old: an “interim report”

Klaus Kornwachs (photo: Leonhard Kornwachs) Ulm University celebrated the 70th birthday of Klaus Kornwachs, system theorist and philosopher of technology, member of our Scientific Council. The Humboldt-Studienzentrum für Philosophie und Geisteswissenschaften, part of the School of Humanities, convened on October

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Information from Physics to Social Science

Members of the Emergent systems, information and society Research Group have, among others, contributed to a special issue of the European Physical Journal Special Topics on “Information in Physics and Beyond”. Information as basic phenomenon in our world needs 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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Mario Bunge on “Quantum Physics” and on “Mind”

Mario Bunge, EMCSR keynote speaker and winner of the Ludwig von Bertalanffy Award in Complexity Thinking 2014, was invited to hold two additional talks during his stay in Vienna. Both events were co-organised by the BCSSS. Anton Zeilinger, President of the Austrian

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Palermo 2014 | Panel | Primordial Matter, Particles, and Stuff. On the Transition from Physics to Chemistry and Further On

Via Roma, Center of Palermo (photo: Thomas Zimmermann) What is the nature of matter? This question is still contested. Philosophers met in Palermo from the 10th to the 13th of April to discuss the latest state-of the-art. The conference had

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Understanding Matter

The Italian Centro Internazionale per la Ricerca Filosofica held its first international conference in Palermo from April 10 to 13, 2014. About 100 speakers discussed philosophical problems of understanding matter. The Bertalanffy Center was represented with talks by José María

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