Theory and Decision Library A:

Causality, Meaningful Complexity and Embodied Cognition

Editors: Carsetti, A. (Ed.)

  • This volume is an important and, for many aspects, unique account of the state of art of both theoretical and modelistic issues in the present-day research on Epistemic Complexity and the mental processes involved in knowledge construction. The different chapters focus on many important issues including the following: consciousness, intentionality and self-organisation, truth, randomness and impredicativity, omplexity, incomputability and emergency and knowledge construction.

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Arturo Carsetti According to molecular Biology, true invariance (life) can exist only within the framework of ongoing autonomous morphogenesis and vice versa. With respect to this secret dialectics, life and cognition appear as indissolubly interlinked. In this sense, for instance, the inner articulation of conceptual spaces appears to be linked to an inner functional development based on a continuous activity of selection and “anchorage” realised on semantic grounds. It is the work of “invention” and g- eration (in invariance), linked with the “rooting” of meaning, which determines the evolution, the leaps and punctuated equilibria, the conditions related to the unfo- ing of new modalities of invariance, an invariance which is never simple repetition and which springs on each occasion through deep-level processes of renewal and recovery. The selection perpetrated by meaning reveals its autonomy aboveall in its underpinning, in an objective way, the ongoing choice of these new modalities. As such it is not, then, concerned only with the game of “possibles”, offering itself as a simple channel for pure chance, but with providing a channel for the articulation of the “ le” in the humus of a semantic (and embodied) net in order to prepare the necessary conditionsfor a continuousrenewal and recoveryof original creativity. In effect, it is this autonomy in inventing new possible modules of incompressibility whichdeterminestheactualemergenceofnew(andtrue)creativity,whichalsotakes place through the “narration” of the effected construction.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • The Link Between Brain Learning, Attention, and Consciousness

    Grossberg, Stephen

    Pages 3-45

  • Emergence of Intentional Procedures in Self-Organizing Neural Networks

    Atlan, Henri (et al.)

    Pages 47-56

  • Action Goal Representation and Action Understanding in the Cerebral Cortex

    Fogassi, Leonardo

    Pages 57-73

  • The Genesis of Mathematical Objects, Following Weyl and Brouwer

    Dalen, Dirk

    Pages 77-85

  • Randomness, Determinism and Programs in Turing’s Test

    Longo, Giuseppe

    Pages 87-111

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Causality, Meaningful Complexity and Embodied Cognition
Editors
  • A. Carsetti
Series Title
Theory and Decision Library A:
Series Volume
46
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-3529-5
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-3529-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-3528-8
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3170-7
Series ISSN
0921-3384
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XLVIII, 360
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