KEYWORDS


Let chaos storm! 
Let cloud shapes swarm! 
I wait for form. 
Robert Frost

ALIFE : zooland life - intelligence - mind Alife - informational bases of life - dynamics of information - cellular automata - artificial chemistry - organization - ALife movement - Chris Langton - life is a dynamic, self-organizing process that relies on information to keep it intact and developing - consciousness - brains - thoughts - electrochemical processes - thinking can be explained by its relation to physical activity - physical metaphors - intelligence - virtual organisms
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BASICS: Fundamental ideas - Unity - Persistence - Information

BIOLOGY: biologie - SELF-ORGANISATION -

BRAIN : brain - sense of self - consciousness - decision-SELF-ORGANISATIONmaking - learning - memory - workings of the human brain (information processing) -

BUDDHISM

CELLULAR AUTOMATA : cellular automaton music - Cellular Automata - Turing Machines and Cellular Automata

COGNITION : cognition - Mind-Body Problem - Descarte's cogito - Thought - Human Thought - top-down - Intelligence - grounding - thinking machines - symbol manipulation - world model - situatedness - embodiment - meaning - Theory of Cognition: Santiago-theory: identification of cognition, the process of knowing, with the process of life - biology of cognition

COGNITIVE LINGUISTICS

COMMUNICATION : communication about communication -

COMPLEXITY : " The purpose of science is to find meaningful simplicity in the midst of disorderly complexity". Herbert Simon - complexity - complexity theory - laws of form - organisation - small worlds - Plato - Kant - architecture of networks - patterns - intelligence - SMALL WORLDS - SYNCHRONY - general organising tendency in nature - geometrical character of the social world - the strength of weak ties - mathematical networks - order and randomness in one network - small world networks -synchronisation puzzle - global organisation - computation - signals, counter-signals and counter-countersignals - computational design, small world architecture - small world geometry

COMPUTATION : Steve Grand - persistent phenomena - matter, life, mind and society are simply different levels or aspects of the same thing - organised machines, unorganised machines (neural networks) and self-organising machines (life) - mind - mental processes - digital computer - serial, procedural, top-down computer: a tool to create new machines that are parallel, relational and bottom-up

CONSCIOUSNESS : brain - sense of self - consciousness - decision-making - learning - memory - Self-awareness - consciousness studies - the self of a human being - an emergent pattern

COSMOLOGY : Parallel Universes - Max Tegmark

CREATION: Steve Grand - alife - artificial life - virtual organisms

DAOISM

EMERGENCE : emergence - self-sustaining patterns in space and time - the interconnectedness of all things - self-organizing chains of cause and effect -

EVOLUTION : evolution - reproduction - inheritance - selection - variation - digital universes - software that allows bits to reproduce, to be selected and to vary - evolution can occur on computers - evolutionary algorithms - human Computation

ETHICS: moral philosophy - Ethics - ethics is closer to wisdom than to reason - critical morality - active and engaged ethics - a wise (or virtuous) person is one who knows what is good and spontaneously does it (Varela)  - performing deliberate, willed action -

FEEDBACK: topological approach to studying complex systems - phase landscapes - complexity theory - hyperspace - an ever-changing, restless adaptive system - PREDICTION - adaptive behaviour - INTELLIGENCE - ability to learn the relationships between cause and effect and to use them to predict the future is what is called intelligence - theory of mind - mental models of the world - INFORMATION - Signals are therefore not stuff. They are non-physical, persistent patterns with a coherence and existence of their own - compressibility - 'meaning' - an observer effect -

FRACTALS: 1/f NOISE - universality - CELLULAR AUTOMATA - fractal music - digital art - information physics

INFORMATION : life keeps going using information - information - shannon

INTELLIGENCE: intelligence

INTENTIONALITY: intentionality - cognition

KOGNITION: Denken - Psycho-Linguistik

LANGUAGE : - evolution of language- Language arises when the level of abstraction is reached at which there is communication about communication - meaning -

LIFE : Life - Autocatalysis - Membrane - templates (MUSTER - patterns) - navigare necesse est - Adaption - Intelligence - self-awareness - tower of persistent systems: photons, particles, atoms, molecules, autocatalytic networks, self reproducing systems, adaptive systems, intelligence and mind - society - life is a dynamic, self-organizing process that relies on information to keep it intact and developing - identification of cognition, the process of knowing, with the process of life - "Life, we discover, is a loose coalition of selfmaintaining eddies in a flowing stream. When the whole becomes more than the sum of its parts something new and perfectly real comes into existence. This gestalt is not mysterious, but neither is it a figment of our imagination" (Grand, Creation 73)

LINGUISTICS: Evolutionary linguistics - Linguistic facts reflect acquired states of the brains of speakers - neurogenesis - evolutionary biology - Kauffman (1993; 1995) - Maynard Smith and Szathmary - transition in evolution: increase in complexity - hierarchy of levels of analysis - Ontogenetic plasticity - psychological and social correlates of language - cultural transmission - pre-adaptation - symbolic capacity - Human languages are largely learned systems - Imitation - Complex Concept Formation - Mental Calculation - Pre-Pragmatic Capacities - Mind-reading and manipulation - Cooperation - Elementary Symbolic Capacity - Cultural Evolution of Languages - langue and parole - grammaticalization -

MATTER and FORM: Fritjof Capra - Steve Grand - mind and matter

MEANING : Form (organisation) - Matter (structure) - Process - Meaning - the study of form (or pattern of organisation), the study of matter (or material structure), and the study of process - the study of meaning - living systems are cognitive systems in which the process of cognition is closely linked to the pattern of autopoiesis - Meaning: the fourth perspective - Self-awareness -

MEMETICS : memetics - imitation - evolution of cognition -

MEDIUM and FORM: Luhmann Glossar

MIND : tangible - intangible ( BEGRIFF - BEGREIFEN) - matter and form - MIND - GEIST - SPIRITUS - - mind and matter - Mind-Body problerm

MIND and MATTER : Steve Grand CREATION: MIND and MATTER

MUSICmusic texts - musicarchives - origins of music

OBSERVE - OBSERVATION: Luhmann Glossar

ONTOLOGY: Luhmann Glossar

PERSISTENCE: persistence - some things persist and others don't - .... the very components of which the universe is built are nothing more than persistent localised distortions of the basic field that make up all of space - hierarchies of persistent phenomena : life, intelligence and mind

PHILOSOPHIE: Exkurs Philosophie

PHASE SPACE : Mark Ward - Steve Grand

PHASE TRANSITION: phase transition

PHILOSOPHY: Mind-Body problerm

PHYSICS : information physics - physics and metaphysics - METAPHYSICS - metafisica

PREDICTION: - adaptive behaviour - INTELLIGENCE - ability to learn the relationships between cause and effect and to use them to predict the future is what is called intelligence - theory of mind - mental models of the world - INFORMATION - Signals are therefore not stuff. They are non-physical, persistent patterns with a coherence and existence of their own - compressibility - 'meaning' - an observer effect -

RELIGION: origins of religion

SEMIOTIK: Exkurs Semiotik
SIGNS: memetics - semiotics - language evolution - cognition - signals -

SMALL WORLDS: small worlds - Buchanan - general organising tendency in nature - geometrical character of the social world - the strength of weak ties - mathematical networks - order and randomness in one network - small world networks -synchronisation puzzle - global organisation - computation - signals, counter-signals and counter-countersignals - computational design, small world architecture - small world geometry

SPIRITUS: mind - intelligence - cognition - Geist - "spiritus"

SUPERORGANISMS : social insects - ants - nests - organisms - self- organisation -collective decisions - choices - plans - intelligence - the social insect colony - the beehive and the ants' nest have long been considered "superorganisms," but this was little more than a metaphor until recently. It was not until the I970s that detailed experiments were made whose results could not be explained without taking into account the entire colony (Varela) - SUPERORGANISMS: social insects

SYSTEMS : Systems theory - Luhmann - Maturana/Varela - Capra

SYSTEMTHEORIE: Niklas Luhmann Peter Fuchs

SYNCHRONY: SYNCHRONY

THEORY OF MIND - index ToM

UNIVERSE : universes: made from laws - universe of ideas - memetic universes - virtual machines - digital universe - digital biology - MULTIVERSE - cosmological model - parallel universes - multiverse - borderline between physics and metaphysics - Level I: Beyond Our Cosmic Horizon - Level II: Other Postinflation Bubbles - chaotic eternal inflation - the dimensionality of spacetime, the qualities of elementary particles and many of the so-called physical constants are not built into physical laws but are the outcome of processes known as symmetry breaking - brane - anthropic - Level III: Quantum Many Worlds - wave function - superposition - many-worlds interpretation - decoherence - Level IV: Other Mathematical Structures - How about time that comes in discrete steps, as for computers, instead of being continuous? - Plato and Aristotle - A mathematical structure is an abstract, immutable entity existing outside of space and time - different initial conditions (Level I); different physical constants and particles (Level II); or different physical laws (Level IV) - algorithmic information content - A universe is made from a set of rules that define outcomes. At least one of the rules must be defined in terms of another universe.(Bentley10) - universes: made from laws - digital universes - universe of ideas - memetic universes

Weltbildhaus-Umbauten:
Ein Gedankenweg: Offene Weite - nichts von heilig (2008) -
Ein Gedankenweg (PDF)
Beim Nachdenken über Sprache (2010)

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