Origin(s) of Design in Nature

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

  • Liz Swan
  • Richard Gordon
  • Joseph Seckbach

Part of the Cellular Origin, Life in Extreme Habitats and Astrobiology book series (COLE, volume 23)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. Origin of Design

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-2
    2. Attila Grandpierre
      Pages 17-41
    3. Steve McGrew
      Pages 43-55
  3. Philosophical Aspects of Design

  4. Theological Aspects of Design

About this book

Introduction

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/5775This book is volume 23 of the series, Cellular Origin, Life in Extreme Habitats and Astrobiology. www.springer.com/series/5775This book is volume 23 of the series, Cellular Origin, Life in Extreme Habitats and Astrobiology. www.springer.com/series/5775

Keywords

Complexity Design Evolution Life Nature

Editors and affiliations

  • Liz Swan
    • 1
  • Richard Gordon
    • 2
  • Joseph Seckbach
    • 3
  1. 1.LongmontUSA
  2. 2.Gulf Specimen Marine LaboratoryPanaceaUSA
  3. 3.Hebrew University of JerusalemJerusalemIsrael

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-4156-0
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-4155-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-4156-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1566-0400
  • Series Online ISSN 2215-0048
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