Holistic Darwinism: Synergy, Cybernetics, and the Bioeconomics of Evolution

Holistic Darwinism: Synergy, Cybernetics, and the Bioeconomics of Evolution


In contemporary years, evolutionary theorists have come to acknowledge that the reductionist, individualist, gene-centered method of evolution can't sufficiently account for the emergence of complicated organic platforms through the years. Peter A. Corning has been on the leading edge of a brand new new release of complexity theorists who've been operating to reshape the rules of evolutionary thought. renowned for his Synergism Hypothesis—a concept of complexity in evolution that assigns a key causal position to varied sorts of practical synergy—Corning places this idea right into a a lot broader framework in Holistic Darwinism, addressing a number of the matters and ideas linked to the evolution of advanced platforms. Corning's paradigm embraces and integrates many comparable theoretical advancements of contemporary years, from multilevel choice idea to area of interest development concept, gene-culture coevolution conception, and theories of self-organization. delivering new techniques to thermodynamics, details concept, and fiscal research, Corning indicates how all of those domain names will be introduced firmly inside what he characterizes as a post–neo-Darwinian evolutionary synthesis.

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