Date: 15-Aug-2005 From: Jasper de Vaal <jasper.devaalspringer-sbm.com> Subject: Process Theories: Seibt (Ed)
Title: Process Theories
Subtitle: Crossdisciplinary Studies in Dynamic Categories
Editor: Johanna Seibt, University of Aarhus
Paperback: ISBN: 1402017510 Pages: 304 Price: U.K. £ 34.00
Paperback: ISBN: 1402017510 Pages: 304 Price: U.S. $ 54.00
Paperback: ISBN: 1402017510 Pages: 304 Price: Europe EURO 49.00
Processes 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.