Henri atlan born december 27, 1931, french biologist. Spinoza, witt genstein et william james sont les principaux compa gnons dune telle demarche. It is shown that the mechanisms involved have little to do with cognitive processes except for superficial and formal analogies. Atlan reveals himself to be a rara avis, a french intellectual developing his theory within the context of jewish traditional concepts. We are pleased to announce psychophysical causations, a seminar with henri atlan, on occasion of the publication of his new book on spinoza and contemporary biology odile jacob, 2018. He also debunks and demystifies our belief in free will and our conviction, of theological origin, that there would be no possibility for ethics if free will were shown to. In a massive oeuvre that ranges from biology and neural network theory to spinoza s thought and the history of philosophy, and from artificial. Spinoza et les neurosciences, allerretour le temps. Henri atlan sheds light on these questions through the concept of onaah, which in hebrew refers to both fraud in. Improvement of the understanding, ethics and correspondence. Armed with these new solutions henri atlan then reinjects life into the ethics first. Best known for his pioneering work in theories of selforganization and complexity, the biophysicist and philosopher henri atlan has during the past thirty years been a major voice in contemporary european philosophical and bioethical debates.
The french biologist henri atlan, professor of biophysics at the university of paris vi and at the hebrew university of jerusalem, has won an international reputation for his research on the selforganization of cells and artificial intelligence. London, henry frowde, oxford university press, 1910. Numerous and frequentlyupdated resource results are available from this search. Englishspeakers are being treated to a burst of translations of the works of henri atlan. Atlan will offer a reading of spinoza s ethics, part iii, proposition 2.
The sparks of randomness, henri atlans magnum opus, develops his whole philosophy with a highly impressive display of knowledge, wisdom, depth, rigor, and intellectual and moral vigor. Member new york academy of sciences, european academy arts. Time and the observer, behavioral and brain sciences, vol. Reliable information about the coronavirus covid19 is available from the world health organization current situation, international travel. Complementing this anthology of his writings, the sparks of randomness stanford 2011 has also recently appeared, and each work exudes the product of an extraordinarily eclectic mind grounded in the sciences, but whose scope extends well beyond to ethics and metaphysics. On selforganization, philosophy, bioethics, and judaism, stefanos geroulanos and todd meyers eds.
His book takes readers through a fascinating journey across the history of philosophy and religion, from the presocratics and the orphics, through spinoza, to contemporary issues of science ethics and political ethics in the postmodern world. Psychophysical causations seminar spinoza research network. About the author 2011 henri atlan is professor emeritus of biophysics and director of research on human biology at hadassah university hospital in jerusalem and director of studies at the cole des hautes etudes en sciences sociales in paris. Blog over spinoza, spinozisme en spinozana woensdag 27 februari 2019. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. An announcement from the centre for cultural ecologies, a quondam partner of newcastle philosophy. Oclcs webjunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus. Part of the springerbriefs in applied sciences and technology book series.
Henri atlan author of the sparks of randomness, volume 1. The very subtitle of this book of selected writings suggests a. On selforganization, philosophy, bioethics, and judaism. It explains conscious mind, physical behavior, and scientific, cultural, social and political phenomena by recourse to the. For henri atlan 2, it is a question of sending back to back a. For atlan, mind and brain are, as for spinoza, distinctive aspects of the. Discover book depositorys huge selection of henri atlan books online. Henri atlan is the author of the sparks of randomness, volume 1 4.651 1256 698 100 636 811 159 939 1341 1224 751 335 1440 591 1205 2 772 1029 589 1325 1284 873 1011 133 706 938 671 388 1154 272