Facing N-P problems via artificial life: A philosophical appraisal Conference Poster


  • Life as an N-P problem is a philosophical, scientific and engineering concern. N-P problems can be understood and worked out via artificial life. However, these problems demand a new understanding of engineering, since engineering is basically a way of acting upon the world. Such a new engineering is known as non-conventional engineering or also as complex systems engineering. Bio-inspired systems are more flexible and allow a higher number of degrees of freedom. As a consequence, AL enlarges our understanding of living systems in general and can be taken as a step forwards in grasping the complexity of life.

publication date

  • 2011-1-1


  • PART 2


  • Artificial Life
  • Artificial life
  • Complex Systems
  • Degree of freedom
  • Engineering
  • Grasping
  • Large scale systems
  • Life
  • Living Systems
  • P problem
  • Systems Engineering
  • Systems engineering


  • 9783642213137

number of pages

  • 6

start page

  • 216

end page

  • 221