Heidi M. Ravven, professor of religious studies, delivered an invited keynote plenary address at the Third International Multi-Conference on Complexity, Informatics and Cybernetics, held in Orlando, Fla., on March 25 - 28. Her address was titled “'The I That Is We’: Rethinking Moral Agency in Terms of Nested Complex Adaptive Systems.”
Ravven also delivered a second paper, “The Self Beyond Itself: Further Reflections on Spinoza’s Systems Theory of Ethics,” in a session which she co-chaired on Cybernetics and Complexity. The conference was organized by the International Institute of Informatics and Systematics, which is a member of the International Federation for Systems Research (IFSR).
Ravven’s paper, “"The Self Beyond Itself” was concurrently published in Proceedings of the 3rd International Multi-Conference on Complexity, Informatics and Cybernetics, March 25th - 28th, 2012--Orlando, Florida, USA, edited by Nagib Callaos, Belkis Sánchez, Michael J. Savoie, Mohammad Siddique, Andrés Tremante and C. Dale Zinn, (pages 133 - 138).