Two for Two

Mark Faller, Professor of Philosophy at Alaska Pacific University has just had a second chapter published in as many months, in the recently printed Origin(s) of Design in Nature (Springer,2012, The book is an anthology of papers exploring the diverse, interdisciplinary possibilities of “how design emerges in complex systems, especially life.” Mark’s chapter, “Plato’s Pythagorean Cosmos: Order and Chaos in the Intelligence of Natural Design” examines the ways in which Plato showed how mathematical elegance is a determining factor in the orderly evolution of nature.

Last month Professor Faller had a chapter on “The Optimal and the Necessary in Leibniz’ Mathematical Framing of the Compossible” published in the book Metaphysics: Aristotelian, Scholastic, Analytic (Verlag, 2012).