30 novembre 2018

From Mechanism to a Science of Qualities

From Mechanism to a Science of Qualities
Stephen Talbott is tapping into many of the same strands of thought informing my own thinking about the internet and online learning. Witness: "I propose that much of the order in organisms may not be the result of selection at all, but of the spontaneous order of self-organized systems.(Kauffman 1995, p. 25)" This link is to his online book-in-progress, 'From Mechanism to a Science of Qualities', and the quote above may be found in his (recommended) essay, The Lure of Complexity. More...

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