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Our ontology in addition to our grammar are, as Quine affirms, ineliminable components of our conceptual contribution to our idea of the area. it kind of feels very unlikely to consider enti­ ties, contributors and occasions with no specifying and developing, upfront, a particular language that needs to be utilized in order to talk about those similar entities. we actually recognize merely insofar as we regiment our approach of the realm in a constant and enough method. on the point of right nouns and life services we've, for example, a typical kind of a regimented language whose complementary equipment contains predicates, variables, quantifiers and fact capabilities. If, for example, the discoveries within the box of Quantum Mechanics should still oblige us, sooner or later, to desert the conventional common sense of fact services, the very suggestion of life, as proven beforehand, can be chal­ lenged. those concerns, as constructed through Quine, introduce us to a conceptual point of view just like the "internal realist" point of view endorsed by way of Putnam whose valuable target is, for cer­ tain elements, to hyperlink the philosophical ways built respectively by way of Quine and Wittgenstein. truly, Putnam conservatively extends the method of the matter of ref­ erence defined through Quine: in his opinion, to speak of "facts" with no specifying the language for use is to speak of nothing.

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We often hear that the human brain is the most complex existing system and that it represents the next (ultimate) frontier of science. But human cognition is not entirely inside the brain. It is a larger system that includes many brains of organisms interacting'witp. each 44 DOMENICO PARISI other and with the products of their behavior in the external environment. Science is beginning to work out the theoretical and methodological tools (computer simulations) to deal with all this complexity. (To the role of the computer we will return.

What must be asked is not what is the source of energy for this process (the answer is rather obviously the SUlJ) but what are the detailed mechanisms that have been able to translate the energy of the sun into this process of complexification and organization. Physics has made enormous progresses in the last 3-4 centuries by studying simple processes. , that problems concerning complexity in physical phenomena have begun to emerge. But these problems have become an important and recognized area of research in physics only in the last decades.

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