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Philosophies 2017, 2(4), 23; doi:10.3390/philosophies2040023

Computational Dynamics of Natural Information Morphology, Discretely Continuous

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Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology, Kuggen, Lindholmsplatsen 1, 417 56, Gothenburg, Sweden
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School of Innovation, Design and Engineering, Mälardalen University, 721 23 Västerås, Sweden
Received: 15 September 2017 / Revised: 6 October 2017 / Accepted: 6 October 2017 / Published: 12 October 2017
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This paper presents a theoretical study of the binary oppositions underlying the mechanisms of natural computation understood as dynamical processes on natural information morphologies. Of special interest are the oppositions of discrete vs. continuous, structure vs. process, and differentiation vs. integration. The framework used is that of computing nature, where all natural processes at different levels of organisation are computations over informational structures. The interactions at different levels of granularity/organisation in nature, and the character of the phenomena that unfold through those interactions, are modeled from the perspective of an observing agent. This brings us to the movement from binary oppositions to dynamic networks built upon mutually related binary oppositions, where each node has several properties. View Full-Text
Keywords: dichotomy; differentiation; integration; dynamics; morphology; morphological computing; info-computation; physical computation dichotomy; differentiation; integration; dynamics; morphology; morphological computing; info-computation; physical computation
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Dodig-Crnkovic, G. Computational Dynamics of Natural Information Morphology, Discretely Continuous. Philosophies 2017, 2, 23.

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