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Ars Morphologica

A History of Model-Based Reasoning and the Art of Discovery from Plato to Zwicky

Ars Morphologica is a planned series of articles (eventually an anthology) on the epistemological history of Morphology, both as a philosophy of science and as a general approach to scientific modelling. Chapters will appear serially on this page and at Acta Morphologica Generalis (AMG)

  • Part 1.  Conceptual Modelling, Combinatorial Heuristics and Ars inveniendi - An Epistemological History
                 [Download chapters 1 & 2: Introduction and Conceptual Background]
                 [Download chapter 4: Ramon Llull and the Combinatorial Art]

  • Part 2.  Plato's Architectonic and the Foundational Model of Rational Science  [Synopsis]
  • Part 3.  Model-Based Reasoning in Proclus, Llull, Cusanus and Kepler  [Synopsis]
  • Part 4.  Leibniz: Morphology, Monadology and Ars Inveniendi  [Synopsis]
  • Part 5.  Goethe, Morphology and Whole-Part Modelling  [Synopsis]
  • Part 6.  Herbart, Riemann and Topological Space  [Synopsis]
  • Part 7.  Modern Neoplatonism: Peirce, Einstein, Gödel  [Synopsis]
  • Part 8.  Contemporary Morphological Modelling and Ars Inveniendi  [Synopsis]

Ars Morphologica