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BEYOND: Center for Fundamental Concepts in Science

Arizona State University

10, 11, and 12 December 2010
Participants
Paul Davies, chair
Eric J. Chaisson
Philip Clayton
Simon Conway Morris
Marcelo Gleiser
Stuart A. Kauffman
David C. Krakauer
Charles H. Lineweaver
Michael Ruse
D. Eric Smith
William C. Wimsatt
Stephen Wolfram
David Wolpert
Complexity and the Arrow of Time

Complexity and the Arrow of Time

Edited by Charles H. Lineweaver, Paul C. W. Davies, and Michael Ruse
Cambridge University Press
September 2013

There is a widespread assumption that the universe in general, and life in particular, is getting more complex with time. This book brings together a wide range of experts in science, philosophy, and theology and unveils their joint effort in exploring this idea. They confront essential problems behind the theory of complexity and the role of life within it: What is complexity? When does it increase, and why? Is the universe evolving towards states of ever greater complexity and diversity? If so, what is the source of this universal enrichment?

Workshop:

10, 11, and 12 December 2010

BEYOND: Center for Fundamental Concepts in Science

Arizona State University

The Royal Society, London

22, 23, and 24 September 2010
Participants
George F. R. Ellis, chair
Gary R. Berntson
Grady Booch
Jeremy N. Butterfield
Jerome A. Feldman
Luc Jaeger
Claus Kiefer
Barry Loewer
Alan C. Love
Peter Menzies
Denis Noble
Timothy O'Connor
Samir Okasha
David Papineau
Geraint Rees
Eric R. Scerri
Interface FOCUS "Top-down causation"

Interface FOCUS "Top-down causation"

Guest Editors: George FR Ellis, Denis Noble, and Timothy O'Connor
Royal Society Publishing, February 2012

This issue of the journal is focused on ‘"top-down causation." The words in this title, however, already raise or beg many questions. Causation can be of many kinds. They form our ways of ordering our scientific understanding of the world, all the way from the reductive concept of cause as elementary objects exerting forces on each other, through to the more holistic concept of attractors towards which whole systems move, and to adaptive selection taking place in the context of an ecosystem.

Workshop:

22, 23, and 24 September 2010

The Royal Society, London

Wolfson College, Cambridge University

11, 12, and 13 January 2010
Participants
Sarah Coakley, chair
William T. Cavanaugh
Gerald L. Clore
John Cottingham
Thomas Dixon
Peter Goldie
Paul J. Griffiths
John E. Hare
Douglas Hedley
David Martin
John Milbank
Stephen J. Mulhall
Catherine Pickstock
Michael L. Spezio
Columba Stewart, OSB
Eleonore Stump
Charles M. Taylor
Merold Westphal
Faith and Philosophy

Faith and Philosophy

Edited by Thomas P. Flint

The Society of Christian Philosophers, Volume 28, Issue 1, January 2011

Faith and Philosophy is published quarterly by the Society of Christian Philosophers. The journal encourages discussions among philosophers representing a wide variety of theological perspectives and philosophical orientations that fall largely within the philosophy of religion. This issue emerged from a symposium at the University of Cambridge in 2010 titled “Faith, Rationality and the Passions,” sponsored by the John Templeton Foundation as part of its Humble Approach Initiative.

Workshop:

11, 12, and 13 January 2010

Wolfson College, Cambridge University

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