IFSR International Series in Systems Science and Systems Engineering

From Complexity to Creativity

Explorations in Evolutionary, Autopoietic, and Cognitive Dynamics

Authors: Goertzel, Ben

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Cybernetic pioneer Warren McCullough asked: "What is a man, that he may know a number; and what is a number, that a man may know it?" Thinking along much the same lines, my question here is: "What is a creative mind, that it might emerge from a complex system; and what is a complex system, that it might give rise to a creative mind?" Complexity science is a fashionable topic these days. My perspective on complexity, however, is a somewhat unusual one: I am interested in complex systems science principally as it reflects on abstract mathematical, computational models of mind. In my three previous books, The Structure of Intelligence, Evolving Mind, and Chaotic Logic, I have outlined a comprehensive complex-systems-theoretic theory of mind that I now call the psynet model. This book is a continuation of the research program presented in my previous books (and those books will be frequently referred to here, by the nicknames EM and CL). One might summarize the trajectory of thought spanning these four books as follows. SI formulated a philosophy and mathem- ics of mind, based on theoretical computer science and the concept of "pattern. " EM analyzed the theory of evolution by natural selection in similar terms, and used this computational theory of evolution to establish the evolutionary nature of thought.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
From Complexity to Creativity
Book Subtitle
Explorations in Evolutionary, Autopoietic, and Cognitive Dynamics
Authors
Series Title
IFSR International Series in Systems Science and Systems Engineering
Series Volume
11
Copyright
1997
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-585-34713-4
DOI
10.1007/b102389
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-306-45518-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4757-7091-9
Series ISSN
1574-0463
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVII, 376
Number of Illustrations and Tables
4 b/w illustrations
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