Conference annoucement: (Please distribute)
International, interdisciplinary meeting on
Self-Organization and Emergence in Life Sciences
Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, 10-12 April, 1995.
The scope of this conference is to bring together
scientists, historians and philosophers to discuss the
relevance of self-organization theories to Life Sciences.
New models like boolean network and cellular automata will
be placed in an historical context, their foundations (in
mathematics or physics) will be evaluated, their applications
in immunology, embryology, neurosciences, ecology, evolution
will be described.
Finaly, the concepts of emergence, reductionism and teleology
will be discussed on a philosophical basis.
The speakers have been selected to present a fairly complete
overview of the concepts, applications and epistemological problems.
Plenty of time will be allocated for discussion.
Registration fee: BEF 1500 (approx. 45 USD).
Working languages: French and English.
Louvain-la-Neuve is situated 25 km South of Brussels,
with easy access by air, rail or road.
The conference is organized by the Center of Philosophy
of Sciences of the University of Louvain.
Further information can be obtained from
UCL, Institut Superieur de Philosophie
Chemin d'Aristote 1, B-1348 Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium.
Fax: ++ 32 10 474819
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