Book ID: CBB278694832

Predictability and the unpredictable. Life, evolution and behavior (2018)


Ceccarelli, David (Editor)
Frezza, Giulia (Editor)

Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche

Publication Date: 2018
Physical Details: 188
Language: English

The volume gathers contributions by scientists as well as historians and philosophers of science about the subject of predictability in bioscience. A cornerstone of Western science, predictability has emancipated, along the XX Century, from the deterministic framing. Biosciences played a crucial role in this process, but they also spurred the inquiry into the nature of the unpredictable, fostering the development of new epistemic approaches to complexity. The new computational tools and the exponential growth of information in the current Big Data era are reassessing the claims of predictability in the analysis of large complex systems, such as those underlying living beings, their behavior and evolution. The book offers a critical review aimed at outlining not only the new frontiers of predictability, but especially the new configurations that the unpredictable is assuming in these research fields.

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Authors & Contributors
Buskell, Andrew
Roffé, Ariel Jonathan
Bourrat, Pierrick
Louis, Ard A.
Rice, Collin C.
Guttinger, Stephan
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science
Science and Education
Revue des Questions Scientifiques
Philosophy of Science
History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences
Springer Nature
World Scientific
University of Chicago Press
Éditions du Seuil
Philosophy of biology
Development; growth; life; death
Stochastic or random processes
Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich
Darwin, Charles Robert
Time Periods
21st century
20th century
19th century
20th century, late
18th century
Latin America

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