Philosophy and Simulation


Philosophy and Simulation: The Emergence of Synthetic Reason (2011) .. by Manuel De Landa


Table of Contents

Introduction: Emergence in History

1. The Storm in the Computer

2. Cellular Automata and Patterns of Flow

3. Artificial Chemistries and the Prebiotic Soup

4. Genetic Algorithms and the Prebiotic Soup

5. Genetic Algorithms and Ancient Organisms

6. Neural Nets and Insect Intelligence

7. Neural Nets and Mammalian Memory

8. Multiagents and Primate Strategies

9. Multiagents and Stone Age Economics

10. Multiagents and Primitive Language

11. Multiagents and Archaic States

Appendix: Links to Assemblage Theory

Index