Agent-based modelling and the environmental complexity thesis

Seth, Anil (2002) Agent-based modelling and the environmental complexity thesis. In: Hallam, B, Floreano, D, Hallam, J, Hayes, G and Meyer, J A (eds.) Proceedings of the 7th Conference on the Simulation of Adaptive Behavior. MIT Press, London.

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A new interpretation of Godfrey-Smith's `environmental complexity thesis' is described which draws together two broad themes; the relation of functional properties of behaviour to environmental structure, and the distinction between behavioural and mechanistic levels of description. The specific idea defended here is that behavioural and/or mechanistic complexity can be understood in terms of mediating well-adapted responses to environmental variability. Particular attention is paid to the value of agent-based modelling within this framework.

Item Type: Book Section
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Informatics
Depositing User: Anil Seth
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 20:02
Last Modified: 07 Jun 2012 14:25
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