From Complexity to Creativity: Explorations in Evolutionary, Autopoietic, and Cognitive Dynamics

Hardcover | February 28, 1997

byBen Goertzel

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This groundbreaking text applies the concepts of complexity science to provide a unified scientific explanation of all aspects of human creativity. The book clearly describes the psynet model-a novel complex-systems theory-that integrates ideas from computer science, mathematics, neurobiology, philosophy, and cognitive and personality psychology. Goertzel shows how common computer science algorithms, such as neural nets and genetic algorithms, fit into the mental and creative process, and proposes that the understanding of mathematics must be extended to successfully deal with the mind's workings.

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This groundbreaking text applies the concepts of complexity science to provide a unified scientific explanation of all aspects of human creativity. The book clearly describes the psynet model-a novel complex-systems theory-that integrates ideas from computer science, mathematics, neurobiology, philosophy, and cognitive and per...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:403 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.04 inPublished:February 28, 1997Publisher:Springer US

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ISBN - 10:0306455188

ISBN - 13:9780306455186

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Table of Contents

Introduction. Prelude: On Complex Systems Science. Dynamics, Evolution, Autopoiesis. The Psynet Model. A Model of Cortical Dynamics. Perception and Mindspace Curvature. Dynamics and Pattern. Evolution and Dynamics. Magician Systems. The Structure of Consciousness. Fractals and Sentence Production. Dream Dynamics. Artificial Selfhood. Subself Dynamics. On the Dynamics of Creativity. Index.