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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

CodeDescriptionPercentage
060199Biochemistry and Cell Biology not elsewhere classified25
220399Philosophy not elsewhere classified65
220499Religion and Religious Studies not elsewhere classified10

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/01/2008 - 30/06/2008Casual AcademicUniversity of Newcastle
School of Humanities and Social Science
Australia
1/01/2006 - 18/01/2006ProfessorUniversity of Newcastle
School of Humanities and Social Science
Australia
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Book (19 outputs)

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

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2011Hooker 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]
DOI10.1016/B978-0-444-52076-0.50027-4
2011Brinsmead 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]
DOI10.1016/B978-0-444-52076-0.50026-2
2011Hooker 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]
DOI10.1016/B978-0-444-52076-0.50007-9
2011Hooker 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]
DOI10.1016/B978-0-444-52076-0.50001-8
2009Fu P, Hooker CA, 'Outstanding issues in systems and synthetic biology', Systems Biology and Synthetic Biology, John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken 615-646 (2009) [B1]
2009Hooker CA, 'On fundamental implications of systems and synthetic biology', Systems Biology and Synthetic Biology, John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken 593-613 (2009) [B1]
DOI10.1002/9780470437988.ch19
2006Hooker CA, 'Reduction as cognitive strategy', Paul Churchland, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 154-174 (2006) [B1]
2004Hooker CA, Christensen WD, 'Representation and the Meaning of Life', Representation in Mind, Elsevier, Amsterdam 41-69 (2004) [B1]
2002Hooker 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]
1999Hooker CA, 'Unity of Science', A Companion to the Philosophy of Science, Blackwell, Oxford, UK 540-549 (1999) [B1]
1999Christensen 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]
1999Herfel 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]
1998Christensen WD, Hooker CA, 'From Cell to Scientist', Our Cultural Heritage, Australian Academy of Humanities, Canberra, Australia 275-326 (1998) [B1]
1998Hooker CA, 'Laws, Natural', Routledge Encyclopaedia of Philosophy, Routledge, London, UK xx-xx (1998) [D1]
1997Hooker CA, 'Cognitive Dynamics and the Development of Science', Issues and Images in the Philosophy of Science, Kluwer, Boston, USA 127-172 (1997) [B1]
1996Hooker CA, 'Toward a Naturalised Cognitive Science', Psychology and Philosophy, SAGE, New York, USA 184-206 (1996) [B1]
1994Hooker 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]
1991Hooker 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]
1991Hooker 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]
1972Hooker 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)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Hooker C, 'Georg Simmel and naturalist interactivist epistemology of science', Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A, 44 311-317 (2013) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.shpsa.2013.04.005Author URL
2013Farrell R, Hooker C, 'Design, science and wicked problems', Design Studies, 34 681-705 (2013) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.destud.2013.05.001Author URL
CitationsScopus - 6
2013Hoffmaster B, Hooker C, 'Tragic Choices and Moral Compromise: The Ethics of Allocating Kidneys for Transplantation', Milbank Quarterly, 91 528-557 (2013) [C1]
DOI10.1111/1468-0009.12025
2013Hooker C, 'On the Import of Constraints in Complex Dynamical Systems', Foundations of Science, 18 757-780 (2013) [C1]
DOI10.1007/s10699-012-9304-9
CitationsScopus - 1
2013Deakin 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]
DOI10.1038/mt.2012.230Author URL
2012Farrell RP, Hooker CA, 'The Simon-Kroes model of technical artifacts and the distinction between science and design', Design Studies, 33 480-495 (2012) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 5Web of Science - 5
2011Hooker CA, 'Rationality as effective organisation of interaction and its naturalist framework', Axiomathes, 21 99-172 (2011) [C1]
DOI10.1007/s10516-010-9131-y
CitationsScopus - 7
2009Hoffmaster B, Hooker CA, 'What empirical research can do for bioethics', American Journal of Bioethics, 9 72-74 (2009) [C3]
DOI10.1080/15265160902893940
2009Hoffmaster B, Hooker CA, 'What reason can do for clinical moral perception', The American Journal of Bioethics, 9 29-31 (2009) [C3]
DOI10.1080/15265160903013845
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2009Hooker CA, 'Interaction and bio-cognitive order', Synthese, 166 513-546 (2009) [C1]
DOI10.1007/s11229-008-9374-y
CitationsScopus - 19Web of Science - 20
2009Skewes JC, Hooker CA, 'Bio-agency and the problem of action', Biology & Philosophy, 24 283-300 (2009) [C1]
DOI10.1007/s10539-008-9135-9
CitationsScopus - 9Web of Science - 9
2009Hoffmaster B, Hooker CA, 'How experience confronts ethics', Bioethics, 23 214-225 (2009) [C1]
DOI10.1111/j.1467-8519.2009.01709.x
CitationsScopus - 13Web of Science - 12
2009Farrell RP, Hooker CA, 'Error, error-statistics and self-directed anticipative learning', Foundations of Science, 14 249-271 (2009) [C1]
DOI10.1007/s10699-008-9155-6
CitationsScopus - 8Web of Science - 8
2008Hooker CA, 'Constructivism between transcendentalism and convention', Minerva, 46 87-97 (2008) [C1]
DOI10.1007/s11024-007-9070-y
2007Farrell 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]
2007Farrell 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]
DOI10.1162/posc.2007.15.2.222
2004Hooker CA, 'Asymptotics, Reduction and Emergence', The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, 435-479 (2004) [C1]
DOI10.1093/bjps/55.3.435
CitationsWeb of Science - 25
2003Hooker CA, 'Science: Legendary, academic - and post-academic?', Minerva, 41 71-81 (2003) [C1]
DOI10.1023/A:1022253704644
2001Hooker CA, Christensen WD, 'Self-directed Agents', Canadian Journal of Philosophy, 27 19-52 (2001) [C1]
2000Christensen WD, Hooker CA, 'An interactivist-constructivist approach to intelligence:self-directed anticipative learning', Philosophical Psychology, 13 5-45 (2000) [C1]
CitationsWeb of Science - 54
1999Christensen WD, Hooker CA, 'The Organisation of Knowledge', Philosophy of Science, 66 supp 237-249 (1999) [C1]
1999Collier J, Hooker CA, 'Complexly Organised Dynamical Systems', Open Systems and Information Dynamics, 6 241-302 (1999) [C1]
1998Hooker CA, 'Naturalistic normativity: Siegel's scepticism scuppered', STUDIES IN HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE, 29A 623-637 (1998)
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CitationsWeb of Science - 2
1998Hooker CA, 'Being There: Putting Philosopher, Researcher and Student Together Again', Metascience, 7 70-77 (1998) [C3]
1998Hooker CA, Christensen WD, 'Toward a New Science of the Mind', Mind and Language, 13 98-109 (1998) [C1]
1998Hooker CA, Christensen WD, 'Churchland Symposium', Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, LVIII 871-878 (1998) [C1]
1998Hooker CA, 'Naturalistic Normativity', Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, 29(4) 623-637 (1998) [C1]
1997Hooker CA, 'A dynamics systems approach to development: Applications - Smith,LV, Thelen,E', PHILOSOPHICAL PSYCHOLOGY, 10 103-112 (1997)
DOI10.1080/09515089708573209Author URL
1996Hooker CA, 'The scientific realism of Rom Harre - Derksen,AA', BRITISH JOURNAL FOR THE PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE, 47 647-653 (1996)
DOI10.1093/bjps/47.4.647Author URL
1995HOOKER CA, 'ADAPTATION IN NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL SYSTEMS - HOLLAND,JH', PHILOSOPHICAL PSYCHOLOGY, 8 287-299 (1995)
DOI10.1080/09515089508573159Author URL
1994HOOKER CA, 'IDEALIZATION, NATURALISM, AND RATIONALITY - SOME LESSONS FROM MINIMAL RATIONALITY', SYNTHESE, 99 181-231 (1994)
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CitationsWeb of Science - 17
1994HOOKER CA, 'REGULATORY CONSTRUCTIVISM - ON THE RELATION BETWEEN EVOLUTIONARY EPISTEMOLOGY AND PIAGETS GENETIC EPISTEMOLOGY', BIOLOGY & PHILOSOPHY, 9 197-244 (1994)
DOI10.1007/BF00857932Author URL
CitationsWeb of Science - 8
1992Hooker 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)
DOI10.1093/bjps/43.4.517
CitationsScopus - 8
1991HOOKER 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)
DOI10.1093/bjps/42.4.491Author URL
CitationsWeb of Science - 7
1991HOOKER CA, 'PHILOSOPHICAL FOUNDATIONS OF QUANTUM-FIELD THEORY - BROWN,HR, HARRE,R', PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE, 58 324-329 (1991)
DOI10.1086/289619Author URL
CitationsWeb of Science - 1
1985HOOKER CA, 'SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND AUSTRALIAN SOCIETY - SHALL WE FOLLOW THE LEAD OF OUR COUSINS', SEARCH, 16 126-127 (1985)
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1984HOOKER CA, 'FOUNDATIONS OF DECISION-MAKING - MICHALOS,AC', THEORY AND DECISION, 16 159-178 (1984)
DOI10.1007/BF00125876Author URL
1983Hooker CA, Holdsworth DG, 'A Critical Survey of Quantum Logic, Logic in the Twentieth Century', Scientia, 127-246 (1983) [C1]
1983HOOKER 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)
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1982Hooker CA, 'Understanding and control: an essay on the structural dynamics of human cognition.', Man-Environment Systems, 12 121-160 (1982)
CitationsScopus - 1
1982HOLDSWORTH DG, HOOKER CA, 'A CRITICAL SURVEY OF QUANTUM LOGIC', SCIENTIA, 127-246 (1982)
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1981Hooker CA, Van Hulst R, 'On the institution of quality in a conserver society.', Alternatives, 9 25-36 (1981)
CitationsScopus - 1
1979HOOKER CA, 'HOLLIS AND NELL RATIONAL ECONOMIC MAN - PHILOSOPHICAL CRITIQUE OF NEO-CLASSICAL ECONOMICS - DISCUSSION', PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE, 46 470-490 (1979)
DOI10.1086/288889Author URL
CitationsWeb of Science - 1
1979HOOKER CA, 'VALUE JUDGEMENTS AND ENERGY-POLICY', SOCIAL ALTERNATIVES, 1 35-38 (1979)
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1977HOOKER CA, 'SELLARS ARGUMENT FOR INEVITABILITY OF SECONDARY QUALITIES', PHILOSOPHICAL STUDIES, 32 335-348 (1977)
DOI10.1007/BF00368687Author URL
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 4
1975HOOKER CA, 'INFORMATION-PROCESSING APPROACH TO BRAIN-MIND AND ITS PHILOSOPHICAL RAMIFICATIONS', PHILOSOPHY AND PHENOMENOLOGICAL RESEARCH, 36 1-15 (1975)
DOI10.2307/2107108Author URL
CitationsWeb of Science - 7
1975HOOKER CA, 'STRUCTURE OF SCIENTIFIC THEORIES - SUPPE,FR', PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE, 42 107-107 (1975)
DOI10.1086/288628Author URL
1975HOOKER CA, 'GLOBAL THEORIES', PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE, 42 152-179 (1975)
DOI10.1086/288632Author URL
CitationsWeb of Science - 18
1975HOOKER CA, 'REMARKS ON PRINCIPLE OF IDENTITY OF INDISCERNIBLES', SOUTHWESTERN JOURNAL OF PHILOSOPHY, 6 129-153 (1975)
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CitationsWeb of Science - 3
1975Hooker 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 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.

DOI10.1007/BF00485116
CitationsScopus - 7
1972Hooker CA, 'Definite descriptions', Philosophical Studies, 23 365-375 (1972)
DOI10.1007/BF00355528
1971Hooker CA, 'The relational doctrines of space and time', British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, 22 97-130 (1971)
DOI10.1093/bjps/22.2.97
CitationsScopus - 6
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Review (3 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2002Hooker CA, 'The Devil in the Details: Asymtotic Reasoning in Explanation,..', Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2002.10.07 (Electronic Journal) (2002) [C3]
1987HOOKER CA, 'POPPER AND THE HUMAN-SCIENCES - CURRIE,G, MUSGRAVE,A', PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE (1987)
DOI10.1086/289383Author URL
1986HOOKER CA, 'FROM FOLK PSYCHOLOGY TO COGNITIVE SCIENCE - STICH,SP', BRITISH JOURNAL FOR THE PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE (1986)
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Conference (7 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2007Brinsmead 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-authorsMichael Ostwald, Steven Lucas
2004Brinsmead TS, Hooker CA, 'A Future that Works: economics, employment & the environment', CofFEE-Centre of full Employment & Equity, University of Newcastle (2004) [E1]
2000Christensen 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]
1999Herfel WE, Hooker CA, 'From formal machine to social colony: Toward a complex dynamical philosophy of science', LANGUAGE, QUANTUM, MUSIC, FLORENCE, ITALY (1999)
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1999Christensen WD, Hooker CA, 'The organization of knowledge: Beyond Campbell's evolutionary epistemology', PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE, KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI (1999)
DOI10.1086/392728Author URL
CitationsWeb of Science - 9
1998Hooker 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)
DOI10.1111/1468-0017.00067Author URL
CitationsWeb of Science - 1
1994HOOKER CA, 'FROM PHENOMENA TO METAPHYSICS', LOGIC AND PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE IN UPPSALA, UPPSALA, SWEDEN (1994)
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CitationsWeb of Science - 4
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants24
Total funding$571,289

Click on a grant title below to expand the full details for that specific grant.


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 bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamEmeritus Professor Cliff Hooker
SchemeProject Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2005
Funding Finish2005
GNoG0184608
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20042 grants / $78,000

(SHARED) Sustainability Options in Australia$65,000

Funding body: National Academies Forum

Funding bodyNational Academies Forum
Project TeamDoctor Thomas Brinsmead, Emeritus Professor Cliff Hooker, Professor Peter Scaife
SchemeLearned Academies Special Project Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2004
Funding Finish2004
GNoG0184215
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category2OPC
UONY

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamEmeritus Professor Cliff Hooker
SchemeProject Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2004
Funding Finish2004
GNoG0183377
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20031 grants / $13,500

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamEmeritus Professor Cliff Hooker
SchemeProject Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2003
Funding Finish2003
GNoG0182332
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

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 bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamEmeritus Professor Cliff Hooker
SchemeProject Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2002
Funding Finish2002
GNoG0181317
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20012 grants / $27,600

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamEmeritus Professor Cliff Hooker
SchemeProject Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2001
Funding Finish2001
GNoG0179987
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

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

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamEmeritus Professor Cliff Hooker
SchemeInternational Researcher Exchange Program (IREX)
RoleLead
Funding Start2001
Funding Finish2001
GNoG0179616
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

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 bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamEmeritus Professor Cliff Hooker
SchemeSmall Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2000
Funding Finish2000
GNoG0178838
Type Of FundingScheme excluded from IGS
CategoryEXCL
UONY

19991 grants / $13,500

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

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamEmeritus Professor Cliff Hooker
SchemeSmall Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1999
Funding Finish1999
GNoG0178034
Type Of FundingScheme excluded from IGS
CategoryEXCL
UONY

19982 grants / $164,777

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

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamEmeritus Professor Cliff Hooker
SchemeLarge Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1998
Funding Finish1998
GNoG0177080
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

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

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamEmeritus Professor Cliff Hooker
SchemeSmall Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1998
Funding Finish1998
GNoG0177349
Type Of FundingScheme excluded from IGS
CategoryEXCL
UONY

19971 grants / $8,000

Dynamical Theories of Cognition$8,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamEmeritus Professor Cliff Hooker
SchemeSmall Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1997
Funding Finish1997
GNoG0176663
Type Of FundingScheme excluded from IGS
CategoryEXCL
UONY

19961 grants / $14,000

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

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamEmeritus Professor Cliff Hooker
SchemeSmall Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1996
Funding Finish1996
GNoG0175658
Type Of FundingScheme excluded from IGS
CategoryEXCL
UONY

19952 grants / $18,300

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

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamEmeritus Professor Cliff Hooker
SchemeSmall Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1995
Funding Finish1995
GNoG0174940
Type Of FundingScheme excluded from IGS
CategoryEXCL
UONY

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamEmeritus Professor Cliff Hooker
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1995
Funding Finish1995
GNoG0175521
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

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 bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamEmeritus Professor Cliff Hooker
SchemeLarge Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1994
Funding Finish1994
GNoG0172907
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamEmeritus Professor Cliff Hooker
SchemeProject Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1994
Funding Finish1994
GNoG0174746
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

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 bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamEmeritus Professor Cliff Hooker
SchemeLarge Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1993
Funding Finish1993
GNoG0173062
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

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

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamEmeritus Professor Cliff Hooker
SchemeSmall Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1993
Funding Finish1993
GNoG0172724
Type Of FundingScheme excluded from IGS
CategoryEXCL
UONY

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamEmeritus Professor Cliff Hooker
SchemeSpecial Project Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1993
Funding Finish1993
GNoG0172891
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

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 bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamEmeritus Professor Cliff Hooker
SchemeLarge Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1992
Funding Finish1992
GNoG0173468
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

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

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamEmeritus Professor Cliff Hooker
SchemeSmall Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1992
Funding Finish1992
GNoG0173567
Type Of FundingScheme excluded from IGS
CategoryEXCL
UONY

Investigation Of Rational Public Policy Design$2,200

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamEmeritus Professor Cliff Hooker
SchemeProject Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1992
Funding Finish1992
GNoG0174153
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

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 bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamEmeritus Professor Cliff Hooker
SchemeLarge Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1991
Funding Finish1991
GNoG0173831
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY
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Research Supervision

Past Supervision

YearResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2008Sustainable Regional Development and Innovation
Philosophy, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2004The Asymmetry Principle of Information
Philosophy, Faculty of Education and Arts
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

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

Office

Room111
BuildingMcMillan
LocationCallaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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