|Jim Schofield - Editor
Physicist, Philosopher, Marxist, Multimedia Expert, Mathematician, Author, Sculptor.
Dr. Peter Mothersole - Editor
Senior Lecturer in Computing, Physicist, Photographer, Constructivist, Software Developer, Philosopher.
Mick Schofield - Art Director
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SHAPE Issue 39 Sept 2015
4. Introduction: Knowledge and Understanding
7. The Ascent to Understanding
15. Mathematical Chaos (or real Emergence?)
23. Finding the Holist Path
32. Reductionism or Nothing
36. Statistical Dreams
40. Isolated Evolution?
45. Inevitable Dissociations
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Welcome to the 39th Issue of SHAPE Journal, a kind of review of how far we have got in describing and assessing Man’s struggle to understand his world.
It has not been a straightforward history, for Man had had to literally change the world in order to make any progress in understanding it, or indeed, any progress in understanding himself. But in making that significant progress, it has been undoubtedly a heroic trajectory!
But that trajectory of developement was never smooth or incremental. Indeed, it was characterised by a series of “false leads” which enabled progress to be made, but which always, in the end, ground to a halt in yet another impasse.
So this brief foray attempts to trace out the subsequent paths, dead-ends, and hopefully the way forward, from where we have finally reached.