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Modularity: Understanding the Development and Evolution of Natural Complex Systems

Publisher: 
MIT Press
Number of Pages: 
455
Price: 
55.00
ISBN: 
0-262-03326-7
Date Received: 
Friday, September 16, 2005
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Reviewer Email Address: 
Werner Callebaut and Diego Rasskin-Gutman, editors
Series: 
The Vienna Series in Theoretical Biology
Publication Date: 
2005
Format: 
Hardcover
Category: 
Proceedings

Series Foreword vii
Foreword by Herbert A. Simon ix
Preface xv
I INTRODUCTION 1
1 The Ubiquity of Modularity
Werner Callebaut
3
II EVO-DEVO: THE MAKING OF A MODULAR WORLD 29
2 Natural Selection and the Origin of Modules
Günter P. Wagner, Jason Mezey and Raffaele Calabretta
33
3 Evolutionary Modules: Conceptual Analyses and Empirical Hypotheses
Robert N. Brandon
51
4 Evolutionary Developmental Biology Meets Levels of Selection: Modular Integration or Competition, or Both?
Rasmus G. Winther
61
5 Modularity in Evolution: Some Low-Level Questions
Lee Altenberg
99
6 Evolutionary Lock-In and the Origin of Modularity in RNA Structure
Lauren Ancel Meyers and Walter Fontana
129
7 Amphibian Variations: The Role of Modules in Mosaic Evolution
Gerhard Schlosser
143
III EVO-PATTERNS: WORKING TOWARD A GRAMMAR OF FORMS 181
8 The Remodularization of the Organism
Daniel W. McShea and Carl Anderson
185
9 Modularity: Jumping Forms within Morphospace
Diego Rasskin-Gutman
207
10 Morphological Modularity and Macroevolution: Conceptual and Empirical Aspects
Gunther J. Eble
221
11 Hierarchical Integration of Modular Structures in the Evolution of Animal Skeletons
Roger D.K. Thomas
239
12 Modularity in Art
Slavik V. Jablan
259
13 Modularity at the Boundary Between Art and Science
Angela D. Buscalioni, Alicia de la Iglesia, Rafael Delgado-Buscalioni and Anne Dejoan
283
IV MODULARITY OF MIND AND CULTURE 305
14 Evolutionary Connectionism and Mind/Brain Modularity
Raffaele Calabretta and Domenico Parisi
309
15 Modularity and Chunking
Fernand Gobet
331
16 Modularity of Cognitive Organization: Why It Is so Appealing and Why It Is Wrong
Boris M. Velichkovsky
353
17 Decomposability and Modularity of Economic Interactions
Luigi Marengo, Corrado Pasquali and Marco Valente
383
18 The Natural Logic of Communicative Possibilities: Modularity and Presupposition
D. Kimbrough Oller
409
Contributors 435
Index 437
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