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Publications in 2001




  1. Aerts, D. (2001). Transdisciplinary and integrative sciences in sustainable development. In M. K. Tolba (Ed.), Our Fragile World, A Forerunner of the Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (pp. 1203-1214). Aldates, Oxford: Baldwin House.

    Abstract: We put forward two fundamental problems with which humanity is confronted in relation to sustainable development, and analyze them from a transdisciplinary point of view. The first problem is related to the incapacity of human talent to control and steer the actual complex world society. We suggest some solutions to this problem, ones that arise from a comparison of human society with the human mind and body as a multicellular entity, and analyze in which way human society could develop the capacity to see, think, evaluate and plan for the future as a semi-autonomous cooperative system. The second problem is related to the confusion and misunderstanding that exists in our actual society about the fundamental contradiction between potency and variety versus efficiency and yield. We show in which way this contradiction is a profound property of all layers of reality. By transdisciplinary reflection we investigate in which way solutions to this contradiction in old layers of reality can be applied to the present day. We show that very concrete problems, such as the problem of the acceleration of present-day society and the problem of peaceful collaboration, are due to the subtle confusion about this contradiction, and apply our analysis of it to the proposal of concrete solutions to these problems.

  2. Aerts, D. (2001). Quantum Structures and their future importance. Soft Computing, 5, p. 131.

  3. Aerts, D., Deses, D. and Van der Voorde, A. (2001). Connectedness applied to closure spaces and state property systems. Journal of Electrical Engineering, 52, pp. 18-21. Archive reference and link: http://uk.arxiv.org/abs/quant-ph/0205163.

    Abstract: In earlier work we gave a description of a physical entity by means of a state property system and we proved that any state property system is equivalent to a closure space. In the present paper we investigate the relations between classical properties and connectedness for closure spaces. The main result is a decomposition theorem, which allows us to split a state property system into a number of 'pure nonclassical state property systems' and a 'totally classical state property system'.






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1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000,

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