Short works

Books : reviews

Niels Henrik Gregersen, ed.
From Complexity to Life: on the emergence of life and meaning.
OUP. 2003


Charles H. Bennett. How to define complexity in physics, and why. 1990
Paul C. W. Davies. Toward an emergentist worldview. 2003
Gregory J. Chaitin. Randomness and mathematical proof. Sci. Am., 232(5), 47-52. 1975
Stuart A. Kauffman. The emergence of autonomous agents. Investigations, chapter 1. 2000
Paul C. W. Davies. Complexity and the arrow of time. 2003
William A. Dembski. Can evolutionary algorithms generate specified complexity?. 2003
Ian Stewart. The second law of gravitics and the fourth law of thermodynamics. 2003
Werner R. Loewenstein. Two arrows from a mighty bow. 2003
Harold J. Morowitz. The emergence of transcendence. 2003
Arthur Peacocke. Complexity, emergence, and divine creativity. 2003
From anthropic design to self-organized complexity. 2003

Paul C. W. Davies, Niels Henrik Gregersen.
Information and the Nature of Reality: from physics to metaphysics.
CUP. 2010

Many scientists regard mass and energy as the primary currency of nature. In recent years, however, the concept of information has gained importance.

In this book, eminent scientists, philosophers, and theologians chart various aspects of information, from quantum, information to biological and digital information, in order to understand how nature works. Beginning with a historical treatment of the topic, the book also examines physical and biological approaches to information, and the philosophical, theological, and ethical implications.