Publication 2021 : An Edited Book


Chance, Calculation and Life

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CHANCE, CALCULATION AND LIFE


Thierry GAUDIN, Marie-Christine MAUREL, Jean-Charles POMEROL (ed.)


Chance, Calculation and Life brings together 16 original papers from the colloquium of the same name, organized by the International Cultural Center of Cerisy in 2019.
From mathematics to the humanities and biology, there are many concepts and questions related to chance. What are the different types of chance ? Does chance correspond to a lack of knowledge about the causes of events, or is there a truly intrinsic and irreducible chance ? Does chance preside over our decisions ? Does it govern evolution ? Is it at the origin of life ? What part do chance and necessity play in biology ?
This book answers these fundamental questions by bringing together the clear and richly documented contributions of mathematicians, physicists, biologists and philosophers who make this book an incomparable tool for work and reflection.


Publication of Cerisy Symposiums (2019) [For more information]
Not available from the CCIC [n°641bis]

CHARACTERISTICS

Publisher : ISTE Ltd // John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Collection : Information Systems, Web and Pervasive Computing

ISBN : 978-1-78630-667-8

Length : 300 p.

Illustrations : Black & White

Price : 165.00 USD

Publication Date : 2021

Biological Randomness, Biology, Chaos, Classical Randomness, Complexity, Contingency, Cosmology, Creation, Decision, Determinism, Epigenetics, Evolution, Mathematics, Necessity, Poetic, Quantum Randomness, Social sciences

Preface

Introduction


PART 1. RANDOMNESS IN ALL OF ITS ASPECTS

Classical, Quantum and Biological Randomness as Relative Unpredictability, by Cristian S. CALUDE & Giuseppe LONGO

In The Name of Chance, by Gilles PAGÈS

Chance in a Few Languages, by Clarisse HERRENSCHMIDT

The Collective Determinism of Quantum Randomness, by François VANNUCCI

Wave-Particle Chaos to the Stability of Living, by Stéphane DOUADY

Chance in Cosmology : Random and Turbulent Creation of Multiple Cosmos, by Michel CASSÉ

The Chance in Decision : When Neurons Flip a Coin, by Mathias PESSIGLIONE

To Have a Sense of Life : A Poetic Reconnaissance, by Georges AMAR

Divine Chance, by Bertrand VERGELY

Chance and the Creative Process, by Ivan MAGRIN-CHAGNOLLEAU


PART 2. RANDOMNESS, BIOLOGY AND EVOLUTION

Epigenetics, DNA and Chromatin Dynamics : Where is the Chance and Where is the Necessity ?, by David Sitbon & Jonathan B. WEITZMAN

When Acquired Characteristics Become Heritable : The Lesson of Genomes, by Bernard DUJON

The Evolutionary Trajectories of Organisms are Not Stochastic, by Philippe GRANDCOLAS

Evolution in the Face of Chance, by Amaury LAMBERT

Chance, Contingency and the Origins of Life : Some Historical Issues, by Antonio LAZCANO

Chance, Complexity and the Idea of a Universal Ethics, by Jean-Paul DELAHAYE


List of Authors

Index


Associated Book