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The Future of Post-Human Formal Science: A Preface to a New Theory of Abstraction and Application
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The Future of Post-Human Formal Science: A Preface to a New Theory of Abstraction and Application (Hardback)

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What exactly is so appealing in formal science, such that its influence can be seen in numerous disciplines nowadays, for practical purposes like better functionality, performance, and so on-as Pythagoras already famously said in antiquity: "Number is the ruler of forms and ideas and the cause of gods and demons"? This contemporary addiction to practical convenience in formal science has turned a blind eye to its other side, which has impoverished both our knowledge of reality and the well-being of our lifeworld. Contrary to conventional wisdom, the other side of this appealing addiction has yet to be comprehensively understood, nor has the fact that its practical convenience is neither possible nor desirable to the extent that the proponents of formal science would like us to believe. Needless to say, this by no means suggests that formal science should not be used for practical purposes, or that the literature in formal science (and other related fields like computer science, information theory, microeconomics, decision theory, statistics, and linguistics, just to cite a few of them) should be dismissed. Of course, neither of these two extreme views is reasonable either.

Instead, this book provides an alternative (better) way to understand the nature of formal science, especially in relation to systems theory for practical convenience-while learning from different approaches in the literature but without favoring any one of them (nor integrating them, since they are not necessarily compatible with each other). In the end, this book offers a new theory to transcend the existing approaches in the literature in a new direction not thought of before. This seminal project is to fundamentally alter the way that we think about formal science, from the combined perspectives of the mind, nature, society, and culture, with enormous implications for the human future and what I originally called its "post-human" fate.

Computing & ITComputer scienceReference & ResearchLibrary & information sciencesInformation theoryReference & ResearchResearch & information: generalScience & MathematicsScience: general issuesScience funding & policy Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing Publication Date: 08/02/2010 ISBN-13: 9781443819466  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Dr. Peter Baofu is the author of 40 new theories in 29 books which provide a visionary challenge to conventional wisdom in all fields of knowledge ranging from the social sciences through the formal sciences and the natural sciences to the humanities, with the final aim of a unified theory of everything. He is known for his pioneering works on "post-humanity," "combinational organization," the "hyper-sexual body," the "reconstruction of law," "comprehensive creative thinking," the "hyper-martial body," "multilogical learning," "contingent urban planning," "post-capitalism," "selective geometry," "post-democracy," "contrastive advantages," "ambivalent technology," "authoritarian liberal democracy," "the post-post-Cold-War era," "post-civilization," "transformative aesthetic experience," "synthetic information architecture," "contrastive mathematical logic," "dialectic complexity," "after-postmodernity," "sophisticated methodological holism," "post-human space-time," "existential dialectics," "unfolding unconsciousness," "floating consciousness," "hyper-spatial consciousness," and other visions. Dr. Baofu earned an entry to the list of "prominent and emerging writers" in Contemporary Authors (2005) and another honorary entry in The Writers Directory (2007)-and was also interviewed on television and in newspapers about his original ideas. He was a US Fulbright Scholar in the Far East. He has taught as a professor at different universities in Western Europe, the Caucasus, the Middle East, the Balkans, Central Asia, South Asia, and North America. He has received more than 5 academic degrees, including a PhD from the world-renowned MIT, and was a summa cum laude graduate.

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