The Physics of Complexity

  • Robert Rosen
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Part of the International Federation for Systems Research International Series on Systems Science and Engineering book series (IFSR, volume 7)

Abstract

I was privileged to have known W. Ross Ashby personally, albeit briefly. We had the opportunity to interact rather intensively over a six-week period in the mid-1960s, when we both participated in a Summer Colloquium on Theoretical Biology, sponsored by NASA, which then had an interest in such things. I have very vivid memories of those days, and of Ashby himself, and accordingly I am most honored to be invited to present this Ashby Memorial Lecture.

Keywords

External World Newtonian Mechanic Contemporary Physic Abstract System Causal Order 
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References

  1. 1.
    W. R. Ashby, Design for a Brain, 2nd edn. Chapman & Hall. London (1960).Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    W R. Ashby, An Introduction to Cybernetics. John Wiley, New York (1956).Google Scholar

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