• Reductionism

    A short introduction to the concepts of reductionism and emergence in philosophy and science, with their profound implications for human phenomena such as free will, consciousness, and morality.

    published: 10 Oct 2012
  • The Reductionist Delusion

    Please watch this video in fullscreen and high-definition (1080p) for the optimal viewing experience. --- Is life really a game of pinball? Are human actions merely the result of initial conditions, physics, and chance? This view has been adopted by some of the leading scientists of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. However, is it a hypothesis truly scientific? Does the data taken from both experimental science and real life experience support such a claim or does it point to a different conclusion? The Reductionist Delusion presents a critical look, from the position of commonsense illustrated using statistical mathematics, at the theoretical position that all life's actions are the result of initial conditions, physics, and chance. --- This video is licensed under CC BY...

    published: 30 Apr 2014
  • Systems Theory 4: Holism & Reductionism

    Holism and reductionism represent two paradigms or worldviews within science and philosophy that provide fundamentally different accounts as how to best view, interpret and reason about the world around us. Reductionism places an emphasis on the constituent parts of a system, while holism places an emphasis on the whole system. For full courses, transcriptions and downloads please see: http://www.systemsthinking.io Twitter: https://twitter.com/SystemthinkAcad Facebook: https://fb.com/thinkacademyio

    published: 25 Sep 2016
  • Reductionism

    Find out more http://www.TimFreke.com A short clip of philosopher Tim Freke talking about reductionism in science and spirituality.

    published: 09 Jun 2015
  • How Reductionism Uncovered Secrets of Long-term and Short-term Memory | Eric Kandel

    A powerful scientific method of observation has helped scientists understand the brain. That method closely parallels Nobel Prize-winner Eric Kandel's journey to make his most famous discoveries. Kandel's latest book is "Reductionism in Art and Brain Science: Bridging the Two Cultures" (https://goo.gl/z9xUXK). Read more at BigThink.com: http://bigthink.com/videos/eric-kandel-on-reductionism-and-the-biology-of-memory Follow Big Think here: YouTube: http://goo.gl/CPTsV5 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BigThinkdotcom Twitter: https://twitter.com/bigthink Transcript - What reductionism allows you to do is to take a complex problem and focus on one component of it and try to understand it in some detail. And sometimes you can just do it by focusing on one component, other times it requir...

    published: 26 Oct 2016
  • 21. Chaos and Reductionism

    (May 19, 2010) Professor Robert Sapolsky gives what he calls "one of the most difficult lectures of the course" about chaos and reductionism. He references a book that he assigned to his students. This lecture focuses on reduction science and breaking things down to their component parts in order to understand them best. Stanford University: http://www.stanford.edu/ Stanford Department of Biology: http://biology.stanford.edu/ Stanford University Channel on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/stanford

    published: 01 Feb 2011
  • Re: Scientific Reductionism

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    published: 04 Apr 2009
  • The scientific pursuit of consiousness: Christof Koch at TEDxRainier

    Does your dog experience conscious thought? What about your neighbor? How can you be sure? This is a difficult challenge for researchers, given the need for objectivity. Neuroscientist Christof Koch explores the relationship between brains, behavior, and consciousness. Born in the American Midwest, Christof Koch grew up in Holland, Germany, Canada, and Morocco. He studied Physics and Philosophy at the University of Tübingen in Germany and was awarded his Ph.D. in Biophysics in 1982. Following four years at MIT, Christof joined the California Institute of Technology as a Professor in Biology and Engineering. After a quarter of a century, Christof left academia to become the Chief Scientific Officer at the not-for-profit Allen Institute for Brain Science in Seattle. He is leading a ten yea...

    published: 23 Jan 2014
  • Robert Sapolsky - The usefulness of reductionism and reductive science

    21. Chaos and Reductionism http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_njf8jwEGRo 01-31-30 - 01-37-26

    published: 18 Jun 2016
  • The Absurdity of Science Worship 4: Materialist Reductionism is NOT "Science".

    A REAL scientist has NO friends, because he sees other people merely as objects, tools and "objective particles."

    published: 06 Jan 2017
  • Theology and Scientific Reductionism

    Panelists (from left to right) Dr. Paul Louis Metzger (Professor of Theology of Culture, Multnomah University and Seminary) Dr. Steven Kolmes (Chair of Science, University of Portland) Derrick Peterson (M.Div.T.S., Th.M.) Dr. Sarah Gall (Chair of Biology, Multnomah University) Sharad Yadav (Pastor of Bread and Wine Church, Portland) Dr. David Wilson (Adjunct Professor of Theology, George Fox University)

    published: 08 Jun 2017
  • Lecture 3 Ken Wilber's Scientific Reductionism

    published: 10 Sep 2015
  • Complexity Science: 3 Systems Thinking

    A brief introduction to systems thinking. For full courses, transcriptions and downloads please see: http://www.complexityacademy.io Twitter: https://goo.gl/Nu6Qap Facebook: https://goo.gl/ggxGMT LinkedIn:https://goo.gl/3v1vwF Transcription: System thinking is a way of describing the world in a more holistic manner based upon the model of a system, but lets start from the beginning. We can understand the world as things, that is parts or components and their relations, that is how they are connected or fit together. So take a car for example, it is made up of parts, car parts such as engine, wheels and so on and these parts are put together or organized in a specific way so as to make them function as a vehicle of transportation. Now we call a group of things that are not organized ...

    published: 12 Apr 2014
  • The limitations of using reductionism in biology (Chaos theory)

    Brilliant lecture about chaos theory and the butterfly effect.

    published: 06 Aug 2013
  • Robert McCauley on cognitive science and reductionism

    Philosopher of science Robert McCauley, Director of the Center for Mind, Brain and Culture at Emory University, interviewed at LEVYNA.

    published: 09 Nov 2013
  • What is reductionism? How can it be avoided?

    Many modern science leaders argue that our human, daily experience is an illusion; that we are "nothing but" particles, or atoms, or behavior programs, etc. Two scientists review these claims and propose scientific ways to refute them. Recorded May 15, 2016 at National Presbyterian Church, Washington DC.

    published: 15 May 2016
Reductionism

Reductionism

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A short introduction to the concepts of reductionism and emergence in philosophy and science, with their profound implications for human phenomena such as free will, consciousness, and morality.
https://wn.com/Reductionism
The Reductionist Delusion

The Reductionist Delusion

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Please watch this video in fullscreen and high-definition (1080p) for the optimal viewing experience. --- Is life really a game of pinball? Are human actions merely the result of initial conditions, physics, and chance? This view has been adopted by some of the leading scientists of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. However, is it a hypothesis truly scientific? Does the data taken from both experimental science and real life experience support such a claim or does it point to a different conclusion? The Reductionist Delusion presents a critical look, from the position of commonsense illustrated using statistical mathematics, at the theoretical position that all life's actions are the result of initial conditions, physics, and chance. --- This video is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
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Systems Theory 4: Holism & Reductionism

Systems Theory 4: Holism & Reductionism

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Holism and reductionism represent two paradigms or worldviews within science and philosophy that provide fundamentally different accounts as how to best view, interpret and reason about the world around us. Reductionism places an emphasis on the constituent parts of a system, while holism places an emphasis on the whole system. For full courses, transcriptions and downloads please see: http://www.systemsthinking.io Twitter: https://twitter.com/SystemthinkAcad Facebook: https://fb.com/thinkacademyio
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Reductionism

Reductionism

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Find out more http://www.TimFreke.com A short clip of philosopher Tim Freke talking about reductionism in science and spirituality.
https://wn.com/Reductionism
How Reductionism Uncovered Secrets of Long-term and Short-term Memory | Eric Kandel

How Reductionism Uncovered Secrets of Long-term and Short-term Memory | Eric Kandel

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A powerful scientific method of observation has helped scientists understand the brain. That method closely parallels Nobel Prize-winner Eric Kandel's journey to make his most famous discoveries. Kandel's latest book is "Reductionism in Art and Brain Science: Bridging the Two Cultures" (https://goo.gl/z9xUXK). Read more at BigThink.com: http://bigthink.com/videos/eric-kandel-on-reductionism-and-the-biology-of-memory Follow Big Think here: YouTube: http://goo.gl/CPTsV5 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BigThinkdotcom Twitter: https://twitter.com/bigthink Transcript - What reductionism allows you to do is to take a complex problem and focus on one component of it and try to understand it in some detail. And sometimes you can just do it by focusing on one component, other times it requires selecting a particular biological system if you're working in biology, in which that component is prominent or easy to study. And that allows you to study in depth the problem. It will be hard to do if you looked at it in all its complexities. For me the reductionist approach was really very profitable and not something that I really thought a lot about before. I originally went to medical school with the idea of becoming a psychoanalyst. I didn't have a strong biological background at all. And then in my senior year at medical school there was a five-month elective period in which you could do whatever you wanted to and I thought that even a psychoanalyst should know something about the brain. And so I took an elective in brain science. There were very few people doing brain science in those days, but Columbia had an outstanding person, Harry Grenfist. And I worked in his lab and I worked with one of his associates Don Perpera and had an absolutely spectacular experience. Read Full Transcript Here: https://goo.gl/IHjkwj.
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21. Chaos and Reductionism

21. Chaos and Reductionism

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(May 19, 2010) Professor Robert Sapolsky gives what he calls "one of the most difficult lectures of the course" about chaos and reductionism. He references a book that he assigned to his students. This lecture focuses on reduction science and breaking things down to their component parts in order to understand them best. Stanford University: http://www.stanford.edu/ Stanford Department of Biology: http://biology.stanford.edu/ Stanford University Channel on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/stanford
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Re: Scientific Reductionism

Re: Scientific Reductionism

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The scientific pursuit of consiousness: Christof Koch at TEDxRainier

The scientific pursuit of consiousness: Christof Koch at TEDxRainier

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Does your dog experience conscious thought? What about your neighbor? How can you be sure? This is a difficult challenge for researchers, given the need for objectivity. Neuroscientist Christof Koch explores the relationship between brains, behavior, and consciousness. Born in the American Midwest, Christof Koch grew up in Holland, Germany, Canada, and Morocco. He studied Physics and Philosophy at the University of Tübingen in Germany and was awarded his Ph.D. in Biophysics in 1982. Following four years at MIT, Christof joined the California Institute of Technology as a Professor in Biology and Engineering. After a quarter of a century, Christof left academia to become the Chief Scientific Officer at the not-for-profit Allen Institute for Brain Science in Seattle. He is leading a ten year, large-scale, high through-put effort to build brain observatories to map, analyze, and understand the cerebral cortex. He loves dogs, climbing, biking in Seattle, and long-distance running. Christof has authored more than 300 scientific papers and articles, eight patents, and five books concerned with the way neurons process information and the neuronal and computational basis of visual perception, selective attention, and consciousness. Together with his long-time collaborator, Francis Crick, Christof pioneered the scientific study of consciousness. His latest book is ConsciousnessConfessions of a Romantic Reductionist. This talk was given November 9, 2013 in Seattle at TEDxRainier, a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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Robert Sapolsky - The usefulness of reductionism and reductive science

Robert Sapolsky - The usefulness of reductionism and reductive science

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21. Chaos and Reductionism http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_njf8jwEGRo 01-31-30 - 01-37-26
https://wn.com/Robert_Sapolsky_The_Usefulness_Of_Reductionism_And_Reductive_Science
The Absurdity of Science Worship 4:  Materialist Reductionism is NOT "Science".

The Absurdity of Science Worship 4: Materialist Reductionism is NOT "Science".

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A REAL scientist has NO friends, because he sees other people merely as objects, tools and "objective particles."
https://wn.com/The_Absurdity_Of_Science_Worship_4_Materialist_Reductionism_Is_Not_Science_.
Theology and Scientific Reductionism

Theology and Scientific Reductionism

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Panelists (from left to right) Dr. Paul Louis Metzger (Professor of Theology of Culture, Multnomah University and Seminary) Dr. Steven Kolmes (Chair of Science, University of Portland) Derrick Peterson (M.Div.T.S., Th.M.) Dr. Sarah Gall (Chair of Biology, Multnomah University) Sharad Yadav (Pastor of Bread and Wine Church, Portland) Dr. David Wilson (Adjunct Professor of Theology, George Fox University)
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Lecture 3  Ken Wilber's Scientific Reductionism

Lecture 3 Ken Wilber's Scientific Reductionism

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Complexity Science: 3 Systems Thinking

Complexity Science: 3 Systems Thinking

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A brief introduction to systems thinking. For full courses, transcriptions and downloads please see: http://www.complexityacademy.io Twitter: https://goo.gl/Nu6Qap Facebook: https://goo.gl/ggxGMT LinkedIn:https://goo.gl/3v1vwF Transcription: System thinking is a way of describing the world in a more holistic manner based upon the model of a system, but lets start from the beginning. We can understand the world as things, that is parts or components and their relations, that is how they are connected or fit together. So take a car for example, it is made up of parts, car parts such as engine, wheels and so on and these parts are put together or organized in a specific way so as to make them function as a vehicle of transportation. Now we call a group of things that are not organized in this way a set. So we would call a group of cups on a table a set of cups because unlike the parts to our car they have not been designed to serve some collective function. Because the group of cups is simple the sum of its parts we would describe them by describing the individual properties of the each cup and this would tell us everything we needed to know about them. This approach to describing thing is called analysis or reductionism, reductionism is the traditional approach taken within modern science that tries to describe complex phenomena in terms of their individual parts. Now take the human body that is highly organized through a complex set of relations between its parts. Out of the arrangement of these parts in a specific way we get the overall functioning of a living organism. Because the parts are so strongly defined by their connections and function within the body as an entirety, to properly describe the parts we need to first understand the functioning of the whole body. This approach to describing things that is that we can best describe things by understanding their place within the function of the whole that they are apart of is called synthesis and synthesis is the foundations of systems thinking. Thus we have two different approaches to describing thing, analysis that is interested in describing the individual components and syntheses that talks about the relationship between these components and their functioning as a whole. Ok so now that we know a bit about system thinking lets put our new found knowledge to use say a car manufacturing company has employed us to design their next great model. Now we could take two different approaches to this problem, applying analytical thinking or our friend systems thinking. If we approached the problem for a traditional perspective we would start by analyzing the car and looking for ways to optimizes it, we might come up with a design that minimizes the cars drag by reducing its height by a few centimeters to increasing its fuel efficiency. Now if we applied systems thinking to this problem, we would start by identifying the cars function, that is personal transportation and the system it is apart of, the transportation system. From this perspective we might not even need to design a new car. But end up designing some services that connects preexisting resources to provide the same desired functionality. From this example we can see how systems thinking is often employed when the current paradigm or way of doing things has reached its limit and giving us a fresh perspective on things. Systems thinking is the beginning of another closely related area called systems theory that goes on to give us a wholes suit of tools for analysis and modeling systems and their interaction and dynamics as they evolve over time. So we can rap up by saying that systems thinking is an emerging paradigm within many areas for science to engineering and business management, that presents an alternative to our traditional modern analytical methods of enquiry by emphasizing the need for a more holistic and contextualized understanding of the world. but how do we actually do it ? we start by asking what is the function of the thing I am interested in. Leave perform the function of photosynthesis, cars transport people and business produce products. By identifying the function that these things performs with in a broader system we are given the primary context within which to understand them. By understanding the whole system, the other elements within it and its relationship to them we can understand what uniquely defines the thing we are interested in. This is why systems thinking is also called holistic thinking, becomes it starts with an understanding of the whole and works backwards to understand the individual elements. Once we have this context of understanding the elements function we can apply the model of a systems to identify its inputs and out puts and reason about its efficiency As a ratio between the resources it process and the wait produced during its operation
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The limitations of using reductionism in biology (Chaos theory)

The limitations of using reductionism in biology (Chaos theory)

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Brilliant lecture about chaos theory and the butterfly effect.
https://wn.com/The_Limitations_Of_Using_Reductionism_In_Biology_(Chaos_Theory)
Robert McCauley on cognitive science and reductionism

Robert McCauley on cognitive science and reductionism

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Philosopher of science Robert McCauley, Director of the Center for Mind, Brain and Culture at Emory University, interviewed at LEVYNA.
https://wn.com/Robert_Mccauley_On_Cognitive_Science_And_Reductionism
What is reductionism?  How can it be avoided?

What is reductionism? How can it be avoided?

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Many modern science leaders argue that our human, daily experience is an illusion; that we are "nothing but" particles, or atoms, or behavior programs, etc. Two scientists review these claims and propose scientific ways to refute them. Recorded May 15, 2016 at National Presbyterian Church, Washington DC.
https://wn.com/What_Is_Reductionism_How_Can_It_Be_Avoided
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