Behavioral and Brain Sciences

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van Gelder: The dynamical hypothesis

Dynamical modeling and morphological analysis

Jean Petitot a1
a1 Mathematical Center, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, 75006 Paris, France


After a historical sketch of the dynamical hypothesis, we stress that it is a functionalist hypothesis. We then tackle the point of a dynamical approach to constituent structures and emphasize that dynamical modeling must be coupled with morphological analysis.