Publication 2021 : An Edited Book
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]
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
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
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