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dc.contributor.authorHorwitz, Noah
dc.date.accessioned2019-03-26 23:55
dc.date.accessioned2020-01-23 14:09:07
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-01T10:43:45Z
dc.date.available2020-04-01T10:43:45Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier1004521
dc.identifierOCN: 945782473en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/25574
dc.description.abstractIn this book, Noah Horwitz argues that the age of Darwinism is ending. Building on the ontological insights of his first book Reality in the Name of God in order to intervene into the intelligent design versus evolution debate, Horwitz argues in favor of intelligent design by attempting to demonstrate the essentially computational nature of reality. In doing so, Horwitz draws on the work of many of today’s key computational theorists (e.g., Wolfram, Chaitin, Friedkin, Lloyd, Schmidhuber, etc.) and articulates and defends a computational definition of life, and in the process lays out key criticisms of Darwinism. He does so in part by incorporating the insights of the Lamarckian theories of Lynn Margulis and Maximo Sandin. The possible criticisms of a computationalist view from both a developmental perspective (e.g., Lewontin, Jablonka, West-Eberhard, etc.) and chaos theory (e.g., Brian Goodwin) are addressed. In doing so, Horwitz engages critically with the work of intelligent design theorists like William Dembksi. At the same time, he attempts to define the nature of the Speculative Realist turn in contemporary Continental Philosophy and articulates criticisms of leading figures and movements associated with it, such as Object-Oriented Ontology, Quentin Meillassoux, and Ray Brassier. Ultimately, Horwitz attempts to show that rather than heading towards heat death, existence itself will find its own apotheosis at the Omega Point. However, that final glorification is only possible given that all of reality is compressible into the divine name itself.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HP Philosophy::HPC History of Western philosophy::HPCF Western philosophy, from c 1900 -
dc.subject.othercontinental philosophy
dc.subject.otherintelligent design
dc.subject.othercubernetics
dc.subject.otherDarwinism
dc.subject.otherbiology
dc.titleDivine Name Verification: An Essay on Anti-Darwinism, Intelligent Design, and the Computational Nature of Reality
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.21983/P3.0043.1.00
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy979dc044-00ee-4ea2-affc-b08c5bd42d13
oapen.collectionScholarLed
oapen.pages424
oapen.place.publicationBrooklyn, NY
oapen.identifier.ocn945782473


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