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Cellular Origin, Life in Extreme Habitats and Astrobiology

Origin(s) of Design in Nature

A Fresh, Interdisciplinary Look at How Design Emerges in Complex Systems, Especially Life

Editors: Swan, Liz, Gordon, Richard, Seckbach, Joseph (Eds.)

  • The volume offers a pluralistic approach to design in nature
  • Both scientific and theological aspects of design are considered the volume is very multi-disciplinary
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Origin(s) of Design in Nature is a collection of over 40 articles from prominent researchers in the life, physical, and social sciences, medicine, and the philosophy of science that all address the philosophical and scientific question of how design emerged in the natural world. The volume offers a large variety of perspectives on the design debate including progressive accounts from artificial life, embryology, complexity, cosmology, theology and the philosophy of biology. This book is volume 23 of the series, Cellular Origin, Life in Extreme Habitats and Astrobiology. www.springer.com/series/5775

Table of contents (45 chapters)

  • The Initial Low Gravitational Entropy of the Universe as the Origin of Design in Nature

    Lineweaver, Charles H. (et al.)

    Pages 3-16

  • On the Biological Origin of Design in Nature

    Grandpierre, Attila

    Pages 17-41

  • Creativity in Nature

    McGrew, Steve

    Pages 43-55

  • Plato’s Pythagorean Cosmos: Order and Chaos in the Intelligence of Natural Design

    Faller, Mark

    Pages 59-85

  • War or Peace? Huxley and Kropotkin’s Battle Over the Design of Virtue

    Harman, Oren

    Pages 87-110

Buy this book

eBook $189.00
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Hardcover $239.00
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • low-cost access
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Origin(s) of Design in Nature
Book Subtitle
A Fresh, Interdisciplinary Look at How Design Emerges in Complex Systems, Especially Life
Editors
  • Liz Swan
  • Richard Gordon
  • Joseph Seckbach
Series Title
Cellular Origin, Life in Extreme Habitats and Astrobiology
Series Volume
23
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-4156-0
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-4156-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-4155-3
Series ISSN
1566-0400
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVII, 812
Number of Illustrations and Tables
132 b/w illustrations
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