ROSEN IN CYBERSPACE:
A HYPERTEXT INTRODUCTION TO THE WORK OF ROBERT ROSEN AND THE NEW SCIENCE OF COMPLEXITY
Professor of Physiology
Organizer, Complexity Research Group
Medical College of Virginia Commonwealth University
This is a hypertext document. The blue words or phrases are links to background material for those who wish to pursue it. Rosen wrote in Life Itself :
"This book represents part of the outcome and present status of about thirty years' work on the problem "What is life?"...writing this text is the hardest thing I have ever tried to do, much harder than doing the research it embodies. The problem was to compress a lot of interlocking ideas, drawn from many sources, which coexist happily in my head, into a form compressible into a linear script."
It is this non-linear collage of interrelated thoughts that will be handled by the use of hypertext links. As it progresses, it will begin to take on a new character as Don Mikulecky's interpretation and applications become more prevalent.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
|Definition of complexity
Analytic and synthetic models
Some background: causality
|The complexity of nature||When will a modeling
Models, congruence, and commutivity
Don Mikulecky's Complexity Writings| Complexity Research Group| Rosen Bibliography