Contemporary Natural Philosophy and Philosophies
Övrig text i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2018
Since knowledge tends to spontaneously fragment while it grows, Philosophies takes existing diversity as a resource and a starting point for a new synthesis. The idea of broad, inclusive knowledge is in fact not so new. From the beginning, natural philosophy included all contemporary knowledge about nature. Newton was a natural philosopher, as were Bohr, Einstein, Prigogine, Weizsäcker, and Wheeler—to name but a few. Today, the unifying picture of the natural/physical world is sorely missing among the isolated silos of particular scientific domains, each with its own specific ontologies, methodologies, and epistemologies.
From the profound need for connected and common knowledge, new trends towards synthesis have emerged in the last decades. One major theme is complexity science, especially when applied to biology or medicine, which helps us to grasp the importance of connectedness between present-day disparate pieces of knowledge—frameworks, theories, approaches, etc. Related to this is the emergence of network science, which studies structures of nodes (actors) and edges as connections between them.
unity of sciences
Gordana Dodig Crnkovic
Chalmers, Data- och informationsteknik, Interaktionsdesign
Akita International University
Vol. 3 42 1-4
Morfologiska beräkningar i kognitiva system (MORCOM@COGS)
Vetenskapsrådet (VR) (2015-05359), 2016-01-01 -- 2020-12-31.
Informations- och kommunikationsteknik
Idé- och lärdomshistoria