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Emeritus Professor Cliff Hooker

Conjoint Professor

School of Humanities and Social Science (Philosophy)

Career Summary

Biography

C. A. Hooker, FAHA, PhD (Physics), PhD (Philosophy), is Professor of Philosophy, University of Newcastle. He is Director of the Complex Adaptive Systems Research Group, researching foundations of self-organisation, bio-cognitive organisation - both organismic and scientific evolution-development, and sustainable development, and author/editor of 20+ books and 100+ papers across these areas plus foundations of physics. He is Director of Assessing sustainability dimensions and impacts, The Cooperative Research Centre for Coal in Sustainable Development, aiming to re-focus sustainable development around resiliency, and houses and supervises Sustainability Options for Australia's Future for the Joint Academies' Committee on Sustainability, Australian National Academies Forum. His articles have appeared in the Encyclopaedia of Philosophy, Proceedings of the British Academy and in many of the leading research journals. He teaches these interdisciplinary ideas to engineers, psychologists and business students as well as to philosophy students.

Research Expertise
On-going research comprises 6 distinct streams, all closely interrelated through their employment of a core of complex adaptive system [CAS] models based on non-linear dynamical system [NLDS] theory. These streams are all active, and interactive, with some priority ordering, but ultimately the degree of their activation varies opportunistically, according as circumstances permit. They are presented in logical order, by decreasing generality of systems focus. (S1) General systems metaphysics. The overarching aim here is to clarify the general mathematical and ontological foundations of all NLDS, especially CAS. Active associate investigator is Dr. John Collier, University of Durban, SA and ex-postdoctoral fellow at CAS Research Group [CASRG]. Two investigations are on-going. (S1.1) Reduction and emergence in NLDS. Collier and Hooker are completing a book providing the first scientifically rigorous theory of reduction and emergence in NLDS. All 9 chapters have been drafted. For 2004 Hooker was privileged to publish a major (40pp.) lead article in The British Journal of the Philosophy of Science, the premier European journal in the field, on asymptotics, reduction and emergence. Collier has continued re-working the mathematical foundations (ch.s 2,3) while Hooker has been developing the analysis of multi-level functional capacities in NLDS (ch. 7). (S1.2) Philosophy of complex systems, international editorship. Hooker has been invited by the international editorial board of the Handbook of Philosophy of Science to edit the volume 'Complexity, Chaos and Non-linearity'. He has invited Collier to join him in this prestigious task and an exchange of contracts for a 2007 volume (likely 2008 in practice) has been completed. In addition, another investigation, Foundations of information in NLDS, by Scott Muller successfully concluded with the granting of his PhD thesis in 2004 to international, inter-disciplinary praise. A book based on the thesis is now in process with Springer. (S2) Organisation of bio-cognitive agents. The overarching aim is to understand the general organisation of biological individuals, especially the sources of their adaptiveness, in particular their cognitive adaptiveness. Active UN investigator is Prof. C.A. Hooker, active associate investigators are Prof. M. Bickhard, Henry Luce professor of Psychology and Cognitive Robotics, Lehigh University, USA (ex-visiting fellow CASRG), Dr. Wayne Christensen, University of Durban, SA (and ex-postdoctoral fellow Konrad Lorenz Institut, Vienna and at CASRG), and Prof. A. Moreno, University of the Basques, Spain (ex-visiting fellow CASRG). The initial investigations by CASRG of biological organisation led to the fundamental organisational constraint called autonomy and to a cognitive methodology called self-directed anticipative learning [SDAL]. The SDAL methodology can facilitate the learning of solutions to problems for which even the problem itself let alone the solution method is initially not clear. This is the basic situation for all fundamental bio-cognitive problems. An invited special issue of the international journal Synthese on these ideas is being prepared under Bickhard’s guest editorship and a jointly authored book on the nature of autonomous systems has been given a first outline draft and is being considered by Bickhard and Moreno. (S3) Bio-cognitive organisation and scientific learning. The overarching aim is to investigate basic learning processes in science using bio-cognitive organisation models. Active UN investigators are Prof. C.A. Hooker, Dr. Robert Farrell, postdoctoral research assistant, Dr. Yin Gao, active associate investigators are Dr. Wayne Christensen (see S2 above) and Dr. William Herfel (U. W. Sydney). Three investigations are current. (S3.1) SDAL and scientific learning. Research by Farrell and Hooker (initiated in 2002/3 by Christensen and Hooker) has focused on the detailed examination of a prominent period in the history of sci









Qualifications

  • PhD (2nd Qual), University of Sydney
  • PhD, York University (Canada)
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours), University of Sydney
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours), University of Sydney

Keywords

  • Complex Adaptive System Models
  • Non-Linear Dynamical System Theory

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
060199 Biochemistry and Cell Biology not elsewhere classified 25
220399 Philosophy not elsewhere classified 65
220499 Religion and Religious Studies not elsewhere classified 10
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Book (19 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2011 Hooker CA, Philosophy of Complex Systems, Elsevier, Amsterdam, NL, 936 (2011) [A3]
Citations Scopus - 7
1999 Hooker CA, Hayes B, Heath R, Heathcote A, Proceedings of the Fourth Australasian Cognitive Science Society Conference, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia (1999) [A1]
1999 Hayes B, Heath R, Heathcote A, Hooker CA, Dynamical Cognitive Science, University of Newcastle, Australia, Newcastle, Australia, 650 (1999) [A3]
1995 Hooker CA, Brinsmead TS, Reason, Regulation and Realism: Toward a Naturalistic, Regulatory Systems Theory of Reason, State University of New York Press, Albany, New York USA, 432 (1995) [A1]
1989 Hooker CA, Hahlweg K, Issues in Evolutionary Epistemology, State University of New York Press, Albany, New York, USA, 605 (1989) [A1]
1987 Hooker CA, A Realistic Theory of Science, State University of New York Press, Albany, New York, USA, 479 (1987) [A1]
1985 Hooker CA, Churchland PM, Images of science: essays on realism and empiricism, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, USA, 309 (1985) [A3]
1982 Hooker CA, The Human context for science and technology: final report, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Ottowa, Canada, 543 (1982) [A1]
1981 Hooker CA, Van Huls R, MacDonald R, Energy and the quality of life: understanding energy policy, University of Toronto Press, Toronto, Canada, 283 (1981) [A1]
1980 Hooker CA, Schrecker T, The Human Context for Science and Technology, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Ottowa, Canada, 459 (1980) [A1]
1979 Hooker CA, The Logico-algebraic approach to quantum mechanics Volume II: Contemporary consolidation, Reidel, Dordrecht, Holland, 486 (1979) [A1]
1979 Hooker CA, Physical Theory as Logico-Operational Structure, Reidel, Dordrecht, Holland, 334 (1979) [A1]
1978 Hooker CA, Harper WL, Foundations of Probability Theory, Statistical Interference and Statistical Theories of Science Volume II: Foundations and Philosophy of Statistical Interference, Reidel, Dordrecht, Holland, 455 (1978) [A3]
1978 Hooker CA, McClennen EF, Leach JJ, Foundations and Applications of Decision Theory, Volume 1, Reidel, Dordrecht, Holland, 446 (1978) [A1]
1978 Hooker CA, McClennen EF, Leach JJ, Foundations and Applications of Decision Theory: Epistemic and social applications, Reidel, Dordrecht, Holland, 244 (1978) [A1]
1978 Hooker CA, Harper WL, Foundations of Probability Theory, Statistical Interference and Statistical Theories of Science Volume III: Foundations and Philosophy of Statistical Theories in the Physical Sciences, Reidel, Dordrecht, Holland, 241 (1978) [A1]
1976 Hooker CA, Harper WL, Foundations of Probability Theory, Statistical Interference and Statistical Theories of Science Volume I: Foundations and Philosophy of Epistemic Applications of Probability Theory, r, Dordrecht, Holland, 308 (1976) [A1]
1975 Hooker CA, The Logico-Algebraic Approach to Quantum Mechanics Volume I: Historical Evolution, Reidel, Dordrecht, Holland, 607 (1975) [A1]
1973 Hooker CA, Contemporary research in the foundations and philosophy of quantum theory, Reidel, Dordrecht, Holland, 385 (1973) [A1]
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Chapter (20 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2011 Hooker CA, 'Introduction to philosophy of complex systems. Part B: An initial scientific paradigm + philosophy of science for complex systems', Philosophy of Complex Systems (Handbook of the Philosophy of Science), Elsevier, Amsterdam, NL 843-909 (2011) [B1]
DOI 10.1016/B978-0-444-52076-0.50027-4
2011 Brinsmead TS, Hooker CA, 'Complex systems dynamics and sustainability: Conception, method and policy', Philosophy of Complex Systems (Handbook of the Philosophy of Science), Elsevier, Amsterdam, NL 809-838 (2011) [B1]
DOI 10.1016/B978-0-444-52076-0.50026-2
2011 Hooker CA, 'Conceptualising reduction, emergence and self-organisation in complex dynamical systems', Philosophy of Complex Systems (Handbook of the Philosophy of Science), Elsevier, Amsterdam, NL 195-222 (2011) [B1]
DOI 10.1016/B978-0-444-52076-0.50007-9
2011 Hooker CA, 'Introduction to philosophy of complex systems. Part A: Towards framing philosophy of complex systems', Philosophy of Complex Systems (Handbook of the Philosophy of Science), Elsevier, Amsterdam, NL 3-90 (2011) [B1]
DOI 10.1016/B978-0-444-52076-0.50001-8
2009 Fu P, Hooker CA, 'Outstanding issues in systems and synthetic biology', Systems Biology and Synthetic Biology, John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken 615-646 (2009) [B1]
2009 Hooker CA, 'On fundamental implications of systems and synthetic biology', Systems Biology and Synthetic Biology, John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken 593-613 (2009) [B1]
DOI 10.1002/9780470437988.ch19
2006 Hooker CA, 'Reduction as cognitive strategy', Paul Churchland, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 154-174 (2006) [B1]
2004 Hooker CA, Christensen WD, 'Representation and the Meaning of Life', Representation in Mind, Elsevier, Amsterdam 41-69 (2004) [B1]
2002 Hooker CA, 'An Integrating Scaffold: Toward an Autonomy-Theoretic Modelling of Cultural Change', The Evolution of Cultural Entities, Oxford University Press, Oxford U.K. 67-86 (2002) [B1]
1999 Hooker CA, 'Unity of Science', A Companion to the Philosophy of Science, Blackwell, Oxford, UK 540-549 (1999) [B1]
1999 Christensen WD, Hooker CA, 'A Contextual Embodied Organisational Theory of Cognition', Dynamical Cognitive Science, University of Newcastle, Australia, Newcastle, Australia n/a-CD ROM (1999) [B1]
1999 Herfel WE, Hooker CA, 'From Crystals to slime mould: The replacement of epistemic states by epistemic dynamics', Language, Quantum, Music, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht 7-18 (1999) [B1]
1998 Christensen WD, Hooker CA, 'From Cell to Scientist', Our Cultural Heritage, Australian Academy of Humanities, Canberra, Australia 275-326 (1998) [B1]
1998 Hooker CA, 'Laws, Natural', Routledge Encyclopaedia of Philosophy, Routledge, London, UK xx-xx (1998) [D1]
1997 Hooker CA, 'Cognitive Dynamics and the Development of Science', Issues and Images in the Philosophy of Science, Kluwer, Boston, USA 127-172 (1997) [B1]
1996 Hooker CA, 'Toward a Naturalised Cognitive Science', Psychology and Philosophy, SAGE, New York, USA 184-206 (1996) [B1]
1994 Hooker CA, 'Bohr and the Crisis of Empirical Intelligibility: An essay on the depth of Bohr's thought and our philosophical ignorance', Niels Bohr and Contemporary Philosophy, Kluwer, Dordrecht, Holland 155-200 (1994) [B1]
1991 Hooker CA, 'Responsibility for the Environment: A Systematic Perspective', The Environment in Question: Ethics and Global Issues, The Environment in Question: Ethics and Global Issues, Routledge, London, UK 147-164 (1991) [B1]
1991 Hooker CA, 'Between Formalism and Anarchism: A Reasonable Middle Way', Beyond Reason: Essays on the Philosophy of Paul Feyerabend, Kluwer, Boston, USA 41-107 (1991) [B1]
1972 Hooker CA, 'The Nature of Quantum Mechanical Reality: Einstein versus Bohr', Paradigms and Paradoxes: The Philosophical Challenge of the Quantum Domain, University of Pittsburgh Press, Pittsburgh, USA 67-208 (1972) [B1]
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Journal article (52 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2013 Hooker C, 'Georg Simmel and naturalist interactivist epistemology of science', Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A, 44 311-317 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.shpsa.2013.04.005
2013 Farrell R, Hooker C, 'Design, science and wicked problems', Design Studies, 34 681-705 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.destud.2013.05.001
Citations Scopus - 6
2013 Hoffmaster B, Hooker C, 'Tragic Choices and Moral Compromise: The Ethics of Allocating Kidneys for Transplantation', Milbank Quarterly, 91 528-557 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/1468-0009.12025
2013 Hooker C, 'On the Import of Constraints in Complex Dynamical Systems', Foundations of Science, 18 757-780 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1007/s10699-012-9304-9
Citations Scopus - 1
2013 Deakin CT, Alexander IE, Hooker CA, Kerridge IH, 'Gene Therapy Researchers' Assessments Of Risks And Perceptions Of Risk Acceptability In Clinical Trials', MOLECULAR THERAPY, 21 806-815 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1038/mt.2012.230
2012 Farrell RP, Hooker CA, 'The Simon-Kroes model of technical artifacts and the distinction between science and design', Design Studies, 33 480-495 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 5
2011 Hooker CA, 'Rationality as effective organisation of interaction and its naturalist framework', Axiomathes, 21 99-172 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1007/s10516-010-9131-y
Citations Scopus - 7
2009 Hoffmaster B, Hooker CA, 'What empirical research can do for bioethics', American Journal of Bioethics, 9 72-74 (2009) [C3]
DOI 10.1080/15265160902893940
2009 Hoffmaster B, Hooker CA, 'What reason can do for clinical moral perception', The American Journal of Bioethics, 9 29-31 (2009) [C3]
DOI 10.1080/15265160903013845
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2009 Hooker CA, 'Interaction and bio-cognitive order', Synthese, 166 513-546 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1007/s11229-008-9374-y
Citations Scopus - 20Web of Science - 20
2009 Skewes JC, Hooker CA, 'Bio-agency and the problem of action', Biology & Philosophy, 24 283-300 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1007/s10539-008-9135-9
Citations Scopus - 10Web of Science - 9
2009 Hoffmaster B, Hooker CA, 'How experience confronts ethics', Bioethics, 23 214-225 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1467-8519.2009.01709.x
Citations Scopus - 13Web of Science - 12
2009 Farrell RP, Hooker CA, 'Error, error-statistics and self-directed anticipative learning', Foundations of Science, 14 249-271 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1007/s10699-008-9155-6
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 8
2008 Hooker CA, 'Constructivism between transcendentalism and convention', Minerva, 46 87-97 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1007/s11024-007-9070-y
2007 Farrell RP, Hooker CA, 'Applying Self-Directed Anticipative Learning to Science I: Agency and the Interactive Exploration of Possibility Space in Ape Language Research', Perspectives on Science, 15 86-123 (2007) [C1]
2007 Farrell RP, Hooker CA, 'Applying Self-Directed Anticipative Learning to Science II: Learning How to Learn Across 'Revolutions', Perspectives on Science, 15 220-253 (2007) [C1]
DOI 10.1162/posc.2007.15.2.222
2004 Hooker CA, 'Asymptotics, Reduction and Emergence', The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, 435-479 (2004) [C1]
DOI 10.1093/bjps/55.3.435
Citations Web of Science - 25
2003 Hooker CA, 'Science: Legendary, academic - and post-academic?', Minerva, 41 71-81 (2003) [C1]
DOI 10.1023/A:1022253704644
2001 Hooker CA, Christensen WD, 'Self-directed Agents', Canadian Journal of Philosophy, 27 19-52 (2001) [C1]
2000 Christensen WD, Hooker CA, 'An interactivist-constructivist approach to intelligence:self-directed anticipative learning', Philosophical Psychology, 13 5-45 (2000) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 55Web of Science - 54
1999 Christensen WD, Hooker CA, 'The Organisation of Knowledge', Philosophy of Science, 66 supp 237-249 (1999) [C1]
1999 Collier J, Hooker CA, 'Complexly Organised Dynamical Systems', Open Systems and Information Dynamics, 6 241-302 (1999) [C1]
1998 Hooker CA, 'Naturalistic normativity: Siegel's scepticism scuppered', STUDIES IN HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE, 29A 623-637 (1998)
Citations Web of Science - 2
1998 Hooker CA, 'Being There: Putting Philosopher, Researcher and Student Together Again', Metascience, 7 70-77 (1998) [C3]
1998 Hooker CA, Christensen WD, 'Toward a New Science of the Mind', Mind and Language, 13 98-109 (1998) [C1]
1998 Hooker CA, Christensen WD, 'Churchland Symposium', Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, LVIII 871-878 (1998) [C1]
1998 Hooker CA, 'Naturalistic Normativity', Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, 29(4) 623-637 (1998) [C1]
1997 Hooker CA, 'A dynamics systems approach to development: Applications - Smith,LV, Thelen,E', PHILOSOPHICAL PSYCHOLOGY, 10 103-112 (1997)
DOI 10.1080/09515089708573209
1996 Hooker CA, 'The scientific realism of Rom Harre - Derksen,AA', BRITISH JOURNAL FOR THE PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE, 47 647-653 (1996)
DOI 10.1093/bjps/47.4.647
1995 HOOKER CA, 'ADAPTATION IN NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL SYSTEMS - HOLLAND,JH', PHILOSOPHICAL PSYCHOLOGY, 8 287-299 (1995)
DOI 10.1080/09515089508573159
1994 HOOKER CA, 'IDEALIZATION, NATURALISM, AND RATIONALITY - SOME LESSONS FROM MINIMAL RATIONALITY', SYNTHESE, 99 181-231 (1994)
Citations Web of Science - 17
1994 HOOKER CA, 'REGULATORY CONSTRUCTIVISM - ON THE RELATION BETWEEN EVOLUTIONARY EPISTEMOLOGY AND PIAGETS GENETIC EPISTEMOLOGY', BIOLOGY & PHILOSOPHY, 9 197-244 (1994)
DOI 10.1007/BF00857932
Citations Web of Science - 8
1992 Hooker CA, Penfold HB, Evans RJ, 'Control, connectionism and cognition: Towards a new regulatory paradigm', British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, 43 517-536 (1992)
DOI 10.1093/bjps/43.4.517
Citations Scopus - 9
1991 HOOKER CA, 'PROJECTION, PHYSICAL INTELLIGIBILITY, OBJECTIVITY AND COMPLETENESS - THE DIVERGENT IDEALS OF BOHR AND EINSTEIN', BRITISH JOURNAL FOR THE PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE, 42 491-511 (1991)
DOI 10.1093/bjps/42.4.491
Citations Web of Science - 7
1991 HOOKER CA, 'PHILOSOPHICAL FOUNDATIONS OF QUANTUM-FIELD THEORY - BROWN,HR, HARRE,R', PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE, 58 324-329 (1991)
DOI 10.1086/289619
Citations Web of Science - 1
1985 HOOKER CA, 'SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND AUSTRALIAN SOCIETY - SHALL WE FOLLOW THE LEAD OF OUR COUSINS', SEARCH, 16 126-127 (1985)
1984 HOOKER CA, 'FOUNDATIONS OF DECISION-MAKING - MICHALOS,AC', THEORY AND DECISION, 16 159-178 (1984)
DOI 10.1007/BF00125876
1983 Hooker CA, Holdsworth DG, 'A Critical Survey of Quantum Logic, Logic in the Twentieth Century', Scientia, 127-246 (1983) [C1]
1983 HOOKER CA, 'QUARRY AUSTRALIA - SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL PERSPECTIVES ON MANAGING THE NATIONS RESOURCES - BIRRELL,R, HILL,D, STANLEY,J', COMMUNITY HEALTH STUDIES, 7 106-107 (1983)
1982 Hooker CA, 'Understanding and control: an essay on the structural dynamics of human cognition.', Man-Environment Systems, 12 121-160 (1982)
Citations Scopus - 2
1982 HOLDSWORTH DG, HOOKER CA, 'A CRITICAL SURVEY OF QUANTUM LOGIC', SCIENTIA, 127-246 (1982)
1981 Hooker CA, Van Hulst R, 'On the institution of quality in a conserver society.', Alternatives, 9 25-36 (1981)
Citations Scopus - 1
1979 HOOKER CA, 'HOLLIS AND NELL RATIONAL ECONOMIC MAN - PHILOSOPHICAL CRITIQUE OF NEO-CLASSICAL ECONOMICS - DISCUSSION', PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE, 46 470-490 (1979)
DOI 10.1086/288889
Citations Web of Science - 1
1979 HOOKER CA, 'VALUE JUDGEMENTS AND ENERGY-POLICY', SOCIAL ALTERNATIVES, 1 35-38 (1979)
1977 HOOKER CA, 'SELLARS ARGUMENT FOR INEVITABILITY OF SECONDARY QUALITIES', PHILOSOPHICAL STUDIES, 32 335-348 (1977)
DOI 10.1007/BF00368687
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 4
1975 HOOKER CA, 'INFORMATION-PROCESSING APPROACH TO BRAIN-MIND AND ITS PHILOSOPHICAL RAMIFICATIONS', PHILOSOPHY AND PHENOMENOLOGICAL RESEARCH, 36 1-15 (1975)
DOI 10.2307/2107108
Citations Web of Science - 7
1975 HOOKER CA, 'STRUCTURE OF SCIENTIFIC THEORIES - SUPPE,FR', PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE, 42 107-107 (1975)
DOI 10.1086/288628
1975 HOOKER CA, 'GLOBAL THEORIES', PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE, 42 152-179 (1975)
DOI 10.1086/288632
Citations Web of Science - 18
1975 HOOKER CA, 'REMARKS ON PRINCIPLE OF IDENTITY OF INDISCERNIBLES', SOUTHWESTERN JOURNAL OF PHILOSOPHY, 6 129-153 (1975)
Citations Web of Science - 3
1975 Hooker CA, 'Philosophy and meta-philosophy of science: Empiricism, popperianism and realism', Synthese, 32 177-231 (1975)

An explicit philosophy and meta-philosophy of positivism, empiricism and popperianism is provided. Early popperianism is argued to be essentially a form of empiricism, the deviati... [more]

An explicit philosophy and meta-philosophy of positivism, empiricism and popperianism is provided. Early popperianism is argued to be essentially a form of empiricism, the deviations from empiricism are traced. In contrast, the meta-philosophy and philosophy of an evolutionary naturalistic realism is developed and it is shown how the maximal conflict of this doctrine with all forms of empiricism at the meta-philosophical level both accounts for the form of its development at the philosophical level and its defense against attack from nonrealist quarters. Following an earlier article on realism of similar theme (Synthese 26 (1974), 409) this paper then further explores the ramifications of a thoroughgoing realist position. © 1975 D. Reidel Publishing Company.

DOI 10.1007/BF00485116
Citations Scopus - 13
1972 Hooker CA, 'Definite descriptions', Philosophical Studies, 23 365-375 (1972)
DOI 10.1007/BF00355528
1971 Hooker CA, 'The relational doctrines of space and time', British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, 22 97-130 (1971)
DOI 10.1093/bjps/22.2.97
Citations Scopus - 8
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Review (3 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2002 Hooker CA, 'The Devil in the Details: Asymtotic Reasoning in Explanation,..', Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2002.10.07 (Electronic Journal) (2002) [C3]
1987 HOOKER CA, 'POPPER AND THE HUMAN-SCIENCES - CURRIE,G, MUSGRAVE,A', PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE (1987)
DOI 10.1086/289383
1986 HOOKER CA, 'FROM FOLK PSYCHOLOGY TO COGNITIVE SCIENCE - STICH,SP', BRITISH JOURNAL FOR THE PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE (1986)

Conference (7 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2007 Brinsmead TS, Hooker CA, Ellem GK, Johnson AP, Larkin R, Licata M, et al., 'Means-ends inquiry: A strategy for directing inter-disciplinary research conversation', Symposium: Building Across Borders Built Environment Procurement CIB WO92 Procurement Systems. Proceedings, Hunter Valley, NSW (2007) [E1]
Co-authors Michael Ostwald, Steven Lucas
2004 Brinsmead TS, Hooker CA, 'A Future that Works: economics, employment & the environment', CofFEE-Centre of full Employment & Equity, University of Newcastle (2004) [E1]
2000 Christensen WD, Hooker CA, 'Anticipation in Autonomous Systems: Foundations for a Theory of Embodied Agents', Partial Proceedings of the Third International Conference CASYS'99 on Computing Anticipatory Systems., Liege, Belgium (2000) [E2]
1999 Herfel WE, Hooker CA, 'From formal machine to social colony: Toward a complex dynamical philosophy of science', LANGUAGE, QUANTUM, MUSIC, FLORENCE, ITALY (1999)
1999 Christensen WD, Hooker CA, 'The organization of knowledge: Beyond Campbell's evolutionary epistemology', PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE, KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI (1999)
DOI 10.1086/392728
Citations Web of Science - 9
1998 Hooker CA, Christensen WD, 'Towards a new science of the mind: Wide content and the metaphysics of organizational properties in non-linear dynamical models', MIND & LANGUAGE, MACQUARIE UNIV, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA (1998)
DOI 10.1111/1468-0017.00067
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 1
1994 HOOKER CA, 'FROM PHENOMENA TO METAPHYSICS', LOGIC AND PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE IN UPPSALA, UPPSALA, SWEDEN (1994)
Citations Web of Science - 4
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 24
Total funding $571,289

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20051 grants / $11,000

From aping to ape language: Methodological change through self-directed anticipative learning is a principal driver of scientific progress$11,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Emeritus Professor Cliff Hooker
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0184608
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20042 grants / $78,000

(SHARED) Sustainability Options in Australia$65,000

Funding body: National Academies Forum

Funding body National Academies Forum
Project Team Doctor Thomas Brinsmead, Emeritus Professor Cliff Hooker, Professor Peter Scaife
Scheme Learned Academies Special Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0184215
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

Methodical development is a principal driver of scientific success$13,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Emeritus Professor Cliff Hooker
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0183377
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20031 grants / $13,500

The bio-dynamics of learning and norms in science$13,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Emeritus Professor Cliff Hooker
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo G0182332
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20021 grants / $14,000

Investigation of new foundations for economic organisation & dynamics in autonomous organisation & self-directing adaptiveness derived from biological counterpa$14,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Emeritus Professor Cliff Hooker
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2002
GNo G0181317
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20012 grants / $27,600

Understanding self-directed anticipative learning in science.$15,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Emeritus Professor Cliff Hooker
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2001
Funding Finish 2001
GNo G0179987
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Investigation of foundational concepts and principles for complex organised autonomous systems.$12,600

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Emeritus Professor Cliff Hooker
Scheme International Researcher Exchange Program (IREX)
Role Lead
Funding Start 2001
Funding Finish 2001
GNo G0179616
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

20001 grants / $12,500

Understanding Self-Directed Anticipative Learning: Neural Machanisms, Animal and Robotics Models, and Intelligent Organisations.$12,500

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Emeritus Professor Cliff Hooker
Scheme Small Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2000
Funding Finish 2000
GNo G0178838
Type Of Funding Scheme excluded from IGS
Category EXCL
UON Y

19991 grants / $13,500

Intelligent Organisation: Foundations in Autonomous Organisation and Self-directing Adaptiveness$13,500

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Emeritus Professor Cliff Hooker
Scheme Small Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1999
Funding Finish 1999
GNo G0178034
Type Of Funding Scheme excluded from IGS
Category EXCL
UON Y

19982 grants / $164,777

Reduction and emergence in non-linear dynamical systems$150,777

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Emeritus Professor Cliff Hooker
Scheme Large Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1998
Funding Finish 1998
GNo G0177080
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Autonomy: Nature and roles in adaptive, especially intelligent, systems.$14,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Emeritus Professor Cliff Hooker
Scheme Small Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1998
Funding Finish 1998
GNo G0177349
Type Of Funding Scheme excluded from IGS
Category EXCL
UON Y

19971 grants / $8,000

Dynamical Theories of Cognition$8,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Emeritus Professor Cliff Hooker
Scheme Small Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1997
Funding Finish 1997
GNo G0176663
Type Of Funding Scheme excluded from IGS
Category EXCL
UON Y

19961 grants / $14,000

Self-organistion and dynamical models of mind.$14,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Emeritus Professor Cliff Hooker
Scheme Small Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1996
Funding Finish 1996
GNo G0175658
Type Of Funding Scheme excluded from IGS
Category EXCL
UON Y

19952 grants / $18,300

Self-organisation and dynamical models of mind.$15,800

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Emeritus Professor Cliff Hooker
Scheme Small Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1995
Funding Finish 1995
GNo G0174940
Type Of Funding Scheme excluded from IGS
Category EXCL
UON Y

International Congress of Logic, Philosophy and Methodology of Science, Quatrennial - Italy$2,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Emeritus Professor Cliff Hooker
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1995
Funding Finish 1995
GNo G0175521
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19942 grants / $91,912

94,95 GRANT. Reason & Science: A critique of reason as formal structure and assessment of naturalistic alternatives based on, applied to, scientific research.$77,912

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Emeritus Professor Cliff Hooker
Scheme Large Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1994
Funding Finish 1994
GNo G0172907
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Rationality as a form of self-organisation.$14,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Emeritus Professor Cliff Hooker
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1994
Funding Finish 1994
GNo G0174746
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19933 grants / $44,000

Reason and Science: A Critique of Reason as Formal Structure and Assessment of Naturalistic Alternatives Based On, Applied To, Scientific Research.$24,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Emeritus Professor Cliff Hooker
Scheme Large Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1993
Funding Finish 1993
GNo G0173062
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Rationality as a form of Self-Organisation: Is a Theory of Self-Organisation Systems Feasible?$10,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Emeritus Professor Cliff Hooker
Scheme Small Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1993
Funding Finish 1993
GNo G0172724
Type Of Funding Scheme excluded from IGS
Category EXCL
UON Y

International Research Conference Non-formal Models of Reason$10,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Emeritus Professor Cliff Hooker
Scheme Special Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1993
Funding Finish 1993
GNo G0172891
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19923 grants / $37,200

Reason And Science: A Critique Of Reason As Formal Structure And Assessment Of Naturalistic Alternatives Based On, Applied To, Scientific Research.$24,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Emeritus Professor Cliff Hooker
Scheme Large Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1992
Funding Finish 1992
GNo G0173468
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Rationality As A Form Of Self-organisation: Is A Theory Of Self-organising Systems Feasible?$11,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Emeritus Professor Cliff Hooker
Scheme Small Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1992
Funding Finish 1992
GNo G0173567
Type Of Funding Scheme excluded from IGS
Category EXCL
UON Y

Investigation Of Rational Public Policy Design$2,200

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Emeritus Professor Cliff Hooker
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1992
Funding Finish 1992
GNo G0174153
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19911 grants / $23,000

Reason And Science: A Critique Of Reason As Normal Structure & Assessment Of$23,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Emeritus Professor Cliff Hooker
Scheme Large Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1991
Funding Finish 1991
GNo G0173831
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed2
Current0

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2008 PhD Sustainable Regional Development and Innovation
Philosophy, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2004 PhD The Asymmetry Principle of Information
Philosophy, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Sole Supervisor
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Emeritus Professor Cliff Hooker

Positions

Conjoint Professor
School of Humanities and Social Science
Faculty of Education and Arts

Emeritus Professor
Faculty of Education and Arts

Focus area

Philosophy

Contact Details

Email cliff.hooker@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4921 5185

Office

Room 111
Building McMillan
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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