Selected Publications

“What does the closure of context-sensitive constraints mean for determinism, autonomy, self-determination, and agency?”Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology (2015),

“Downward Causation: Polanyi and Prigogine,” Tradition and Discovery 40(3),(2012-2013):

href=””>Downward Causation and Religion in V. Gay, et al. eds.,  Neuroscience and Religion: Brain, Mind, Self, and Soul. Lexington Books. 2010.

Intentions as Complex Dynamical Attractors– in J.H. Aguilar and Buckareff, A.A. (eds)Causing Human Actions: New Perspectives on the Causal Theory of Action (MIT 2010).

Introduction to Emergence, Complexity and Self-Organization: Precursors and Prototypes (ISCE  2008). Co-authored and co-edited with Carl A. Rubino PRECURSORS AND PROTOTYPES

“Causality as Constraint” Paper presented at Einstein Meets Magritte Conference, 1995 Causality as Constraint

“Complex Dynamical Systems and the Concept of Identity,” Emergence (Fall 2002) Complex Dynamical Systems and the Problem of Identity

“Des Racines Modernes aux Rhizomes Post-Modernes” (“From Modern Roots to Postmodern Rhizomes,” Diogene 163 (Juillet-Septembre 1993): 29-48From Modern Roots to Postmodern Rhizomes

“The Message Whose Message It Is That There is No Message,” (in special Comparative Literature issue on Foucault’s Pendulum, with commentary by U. Eco, Modern Language Notes (MLN) 107 (December 1992): 892-94. The message whose message it is that there is no message

“Fail‑Safe or Safe‑Fail: A Dynamical Systems Model of Justice,” Texas Law Review69 (June 1991): 1745‑1777Fail-Safe versus Safe-Fail

“Non-Linear Phenomena, Explanation and Action,” Non-Linear phenomena, Explanation and Action International Philosophical Quarterly vol XXVIII, no 3, issue 111, pp 247-55 (September 1988).

“Self-Organization: Kant’s Concept of Teleology and Modern Chemistry,” The Review of Metaphysics 39 (1985): 107‑135. Self-Organization: Kant’s Concept of Teleology and Modern Chemistry

“Dispositions, Teleology and Reductionism,” Philosophical Topics XII, 3 (1981): 153‑166. Dispositions, Teleology, and Reductionism

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