Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Learning: learning is acquiring the ability to establish relationships between signs, symptoms or symbols and objects. This also includes e.g. recognition and recollection of patterns, similarities, sensory perceptions, self-perception, etc. In the ideal case, the ability to apply generalizations to future cases is acquired while learning. See also knowledge, knowledge-how, competence.

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Definition Learning curve/learning/Kauffman: "experience curves": along technological trajectories. The general improvement rate decreases with the level of total industrial investment! (Potency Act).
Reason: when a "mature" technology is in the phase of declining yields (saturation, competition), it is more difficult to raise capital for innovation.
Improvement curve flattens out as in biological evolution (fitness landscape).

Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution.

Kau I
St. Kauffman
Der Öltropfen im Wasser München 1998

Kau II
Stuart Kauffman
At Home in the Universe: The Search for the Laws of Self-Organization and Complexity

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