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Please note: This page was first posted for participants in the May 3-5, 1999 conference on closure and emergent dynamics in Ghent, Belgium, but all interested parties are welcome. For Rod Swenson's e-book of collected papers, "Spontaneous Order, Evolution, and Natural Law", and/or to be placed on the email list for updates, please scroll down to the links below.


Selected Abstracts


Autocatakinetics, the Development of Space-Time, and the Epistemic Act: The Collapse of the A Posteriori and A Priori at the Foundations of a Relational Ontology

 Abstract, Conference on Closure, Emergent Organizations, and Their Dynamics, Ghent, Belgium, May 3-5, 1999


Autocatakinetics, the Minimal Ontology,
and the Constitutive Logic of Ecological Relations

 The Japanese Journal of Contemporary Philosophy (1998)


Order, Disorder, and the Laws of Thermodynamics (the First Law, the Second Law [the "entropy" law], and the Law of Maximum Entropy Production) (excerpt review)

Further discussion in many of the papers listed in refs


 Closed-Circle Theory (excerpt)

From: Spontaneous Order, Evolution, and Autocatakinetics: The Nomological Basis for the Emergence of Meaning, in G. Van de Vijver et al. (eds.), Evolutionary Systems, 155-180, 1998.

Selected References


Rod Swenson, email:
Center for the Ecological Study of Perception and Action
Department of Psychology, University of Connecticut


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