BeschreibungProcesses constitute the world of human experience - from nature to cognition to social reality. Yet our philosophical and scientific theories of nature and experience have traditionally prioritized concepts for static objects and structures. The essays collected here call for a review of the role of dynamic categories in the language of theories. They present old and new descriptive tools for the modelling of dynamic domains, and argue for the merits of process-based explanations in ontology, cognitive science, semiotics, linguistics, philosophy of mind, robotics, theoretical biology, music theory, and philosophy of chemistry and physics. The collection is of interest to professional researchers in any of these fields; it establishes - for the very first time - crossdisciplinary contact among recent process-based research movements and might witness a conceptual paradigm shift in the making.
InhaltsverzeichnisIntroduction. I: Analysis of Dynamic Categories. Aristotle's Distinction between Change and Activity; M.L. Gill. Free Process Theory: Towards a Typology of Occurrings; J. Seibt. Ontological Categories in GOL; B. Heller, H. Herre. The Conceptualization of Processes; S. Østergaard. Overt and Hidden Processes in 20th Century Music; E. Christensen. II: Applications of Process-Based Theories. Process and Emergence: Normative Function and Representation; M.H. Bickhard. Self-Directedness: A Process Approach to Cognition; W. Christensen. The Pattern and Process of Language in Use: A Test Case; M. Fortescue. A Process-Ontological Account of Work; B. Parkan. Continuants and Processes in Macroscopic Chemistry; P. Needham. The EPR-Experiment and Free Process Theory; W. Christiaens. A Process-Based Architecture for an Artificial Conscious Being; R. Manzotti. Causal Processes, Semiosis and Consciousness; C. Emmeche.
Untertitel: Crossdisciplinary Studies in Dynamic Categories. 2003. Auflage. Book. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Januar 2004
Seitenanzahl: 364 Seiten