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Evolutionary epistemology and the origin and evolution of language: Taking symbiogenesis seriously Nathalie Gontier The self-organization of dynamic systems: Evolutionary epistemology and modelling Computer modelling as a tool for understanding language evolution Bart de Voorwoord master thesis template Simulating the syntax and semantics of linguistic constructions about time Joachim De Beule Evolutionary game-theoretic semantics and its foundational status Ahti-Veikko Pietarinen Towards a quantum evolutionary scheme: The conference was organized by the Centre for Logic and Philosophy of Science http: Of course there have been excellent conferences on evolutionary epistemology in the past, as well as numerous conferences on the topics of language and culture.
However, until now these disciplines had not been brought together into one all-encompassing conference. Moreover, previously there never had been such stress on alternative and complementary theories of the Modern Synthesis.
Evolutionary epistemology EEa term coined by Donald T. Campbell, is an academic discipline that grew out of naturalized philosophy and philosophy of science. For a long time, EE has been made equivalent to the sloganesque one-liner introduced by Michael Ruse, who stated that evolutionary epistemology is about taking Darwin seriously.
And this in turn implies that we should not only implement evolutionary and biological thinking within human or exact sciences, but that we should also naturalize the methodologies used. Today we know that natural selection and evolution are far from synonymous and that they do not explain isomorphic phenomena in the world.
These two points were very well taken, indeed, and we would like to add that EELC is very much about applying evolutionary epistemology to the study of languages and cultures, even more so, it is about bringing evolutionary epistemologies to bear on languages and cultures, all written in the plural.
For today, EE is a discipline that has many facets and, therefore, the time has come not only to take Darwin seriously, but to take the different evolutionary epistemologies seriously. In the second part of the article, the author compares various universal evolutionary frameworks that are put forward by different scholars within EE.
Here, Gontier distinguishes between traditional EE and new EE, where adherents of the former develop universal selectionist accounts. The former take an adaptationist point of departure, and hence emphasize the active role of the environment, while the latter subscribe to an organismic point of view, based more on system-theoretical approaches to evolution.
Finally, Gontier hints at how evolutionary epistemology can be implemented in the study of language, its origin and evolution.
In the preparation of the book there was no attempt made to harmonize the varying views put forward and defended by the different authors. Indeed, this diversity of opinions is a property that we understand to be absolutely vital and necessary for the development of the discipline.
Therefore, we have chosen to juxtapose these different views, and, hopefully, in the process encourage others to share our opinion that all these complementary and alternative views are equally important.
Indeed, they could well cast new light upon old problems in an extremely relevant way.
Questions that are raised are whether EE always needs to be based on adaptationist accounts; how EE poses itself as a genuine alternative to xii PREFACE BY THE EDITORS essentialist thinking; whether EE differs from constructivist accounts; and whether the selection schemes that are proposed to be at work in different phenomena, such as the evolution of life, science or culture, have been successful in bringing about the abandonment of essentialist thinking.
Contrary to earlier versions of evolutionary epistemology, where adaptationists accounts are taken as starting point to develop these theories, Franz Wuketits explores the possibilities of a non-adaptationist approach within EE.
Earlier versions understand organisms as passive elements that are or are not adapted to the environment. This view somehow gives the impression that organisms are passive objects, shaped by the active environment they live in. Wuketits refutes this idea, and pleads for the adoption of an organismic perspective in evolutionary thinking.
Based upon the systems-theoretical approach, he argues that inner processes of internal selection, self-regulation and inner order need to be taken into account when examining an organism. This view also has serious epistemological consequences: The contribution of Alexander Riegler is a highly ambitious undertaking.intro and thesis The 10 volunteers, who patrol in teams of two, provide a minimum of 16 hours per month to perform non-hazardous patrol duties and consist of retirees, working professionals and men and women of all ages.
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