HPS322H1: Complexity, Order, and Emergence

Hours: 
10T/24S

A survey of the history of and recent developments in the scientific study of complex systems and emergent order. There will be particular emphasis on the biological and cognitive sciences. Topics covered may include: mechanism and teleology in the history of science, 19th and 20th century emergentism, complex systems dynamics, order and adaptiveness, self-organisation in biology and congitive development.

Distribution Requirements: 
Humanities
Breadth Requirements: 
Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)