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  • Book

Vidal, C. 2014a. The Beginning and the End: the Meaning of Life in a Cosmological Perspective. Foreword by Steven J. Dick. Springer, Frontiers collection. Preprint at

  • Articles

Delahaye, J. P., and C. Vidal. 2018b. “Universal Ethics: Organized Complexity as an Intrinsic Value.” In Evolution, Development and Complexity: Multiscale Evolutionary Models of Complex Adaptive Systems, edited by Georgi Yordanov Georgiev, Claudio Flores Martinez, Michael E. Price, and John M. Smart. Springer. doi:10.5281/zenodo.1285656. . (mirror)

Delahaye, J. P., and C. Vidal. 2018a. “Organized Complexity: Is Big History a Big Computation?” American Philosophical Association Newsletter on Philosophy and Computers 17 (2): 49–54.

Vidal, C. 2017b. “Millisecond Pulsars as Standards: Timing, Positioning and Communication.” Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union 13 (S337): 418–19. doi:10.1017/S1743921317008596.

Vidal, C. 2017a. “Pulsar Positioning System: A Quest for Evidence of Extraterrestrial Engineering.”  International Journal of Astrobiology. doi:10.1017/S147355041700043X.

Vidal, C. 2016. “Stellivore Extraterrestrials? Binary Stars as Living Systems.” Acta Astronautica 128: 251–56. doi:10.1016/j.actaastro.2016.06.038.

Vidal, C. 2015b. “A Multidimensional Impact Model for the Discovery of Extraterrestrial Life” In Steven J. Dick (ed): The Impact of Discovering Life Beyond Earth. 55-75, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. doi: 10.1017/CBO9781316272480.006.

Vidal, C. 2015a. “Distributing Cognition: from Local Brains to the Global Brain”, in Goertzel B. and Goertzel T. (eds): The End of the Beginning: Life, Society and Economy on the Brink of the Singularity. 325-372, Humanity+ Press.

Vidal, C. 2014b. “Cosmological Immortality: How to Eliminate Aging on a Universal Scale.” Current Aging Science. 7 (1): 3–8. doi:10.2174/1874609807666140521111107.

Vidal, C. 2013a. “Artificial Cosmogenesis: a New Kind of Cosmology.” In Irreducibility and Computational Equivalence: 10 Years After A New Kind of Science, edited by H. Zenil, 157–182. Heidelberg: Springer.

Vidal, C. 2012d. “Metaphilosophical Criteria for Worldview Comparison.” Metaphilosophy 43 (3): 306–347. doi:10.1111/j.1467-9973.2012.01749.x.

Vidal, C. 2012c. “Analysis of Some Speculations Concerning the Far Future of Intelligent Civilizations.” Foundations of Science 17 (1): 43–46. doi:10.1007/s10699-010-9221-8.

Vidal, C. 2012b. “Two Purposes of Black Hole Production.” Foundations of Science (17): 13–15. doi:10.1007/s10699-010-9215-6.

Vidal, C. 2012a. “Fine-tuning, Quantum Mechanics and Cosmological Artificial Selection.” Foundations of Science 17 (1): 29–38. doi:10.1007/s10699-010-9219-2.

Vidal, C. 2011. “Black Holes: Attractors for Intelligence?” Presented at the Kavli Royal Society International Centre, "Towards a scientific and societal agenda on extra-terrestrial life", 4-5 Oct 2010.

Vidal, C. 2010b. “Computational and Biological Analogies for Understanding Fine-Tuned Parameters in Physics”. Foundations of Science 15 (4): 375-393. doi:10.1007/s10699-010-9183-x.

Vidal, C. 2010a. “Introduction to the Special Issue on the Evolution and Development of the Universe”. Foundations of Science 15 (2) (May): 95-99. doi:10.1007/s10699-010-9176-9.

Vidal, C., 2009 (editor) Charles Auffray, Alex H. Blin, Jean Chaline, Louis Crane, Thomas Durt, Borje Ekstig, Horace Fairlamb, Jan Greben, Rob Hengeveld, Francis Heylighen, Gerard Jagers op Akkerhuis, Giuseppe Longo, Nicolas F. Lori, Denis Noble, Laurent Nottale, Franc Rottiers, Stanley Salthe, John Stewart, Ruediger Vaas, Gertrudis Van de Vijver, Nico M. van Straalen, Clément Vidal, (authors),
The Evolution and Development of the Universe. Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris 8-9 Oct., 2008: Special Issue of the Conference on the Evolution and Development of the Universe, 12 peer-reviewed papers with 20 open commentaries, published in Foundations of Science, 355 pages.

Vidal, C. 2008b. “The Future of Scientific Simulations: from Artificial Life to Artificial Cosmogenesis”. In Death and Anti-Death, Volume 6: Thirty Years After Kurt Gödel (1906-1978). p285-318, ed. Charles Tandy. Ria University Press.

Vidal, C. 2008a. “Wat is een wereldbeeld?” (What is a worldview?) in Van Belle, H. & Van der Veken, J., Editors, Nieuwheid denken. De wetenschappen en het creatieve aspect van de werkelijkheid. Acco, Leuven, p71-85. English version at:

Heylighen, F., & Vidal, C. 2008 “Getting Things Done: The Science behind Stress-Free Productivity”. Long Range Planning 41, no. 6: 585-605. doi:10.1016/j.lrp.2008.09.004.

  • Theses

Vidal, C. 2013b. The Beginning and the End: Cosmological Speculation and the Meaning of Life. PhD, Brussels: Vrije Universiteit Brussel, 366 pages.

Vidal, C. 2005b. Le cerveau et Internet: Etude critique d'une analogie. (The Brain and the Internet: Critical Study of an Analogy) Master in cognitive sciences.

Vidal, C. 2003. Georg Cantor et la Découverte des Infinis (Georg Cantor and the Discovery of Infinities). Master Thesis in Philosophy.

  • Working papers

Heylighen, F., E. Busseniers, V. Veitas, C. Vidal, and D. R. Weinbaum. 2013. Foundations for a Mathematical Model of the Global Brain: Architecture, Components, and Specifications. Global Brain Institute Working Paper 2012-05.

Vidal, C. 2005a. Le Commentaire Ouvert. (“Open Commentary”) Initially a work for a Ph.D. Project for DOCSI,Lyon, France.

  • Translation

Priest, G. 1979 La Logique du Paradoxe, Philosophie n°94, juin 2007. Initially published in 1979, The Logic of Paradox, Journal of Philosophical Logic, 8. Translation by Clément Vidal; Introduction by François Rivenc.

  • Magazine & Fiction

Vidal, C. 2015c, From Biodiversity to Technodiversity, La Revue Du Cube, 9, 65-67. Doi: 10.5281/zenodo.2599723.

French version:
Vidal 2015c, “De La Biodiversité À La Technodiversité.” La Revue Du Cube, pp 65-67. Doi: 10.5281/zenodo.2599720.

Vidal, C. 2014c, The Cube of Sharing, La Revue du Cube, 6, 65-68.

Vidal, C. 2013c, A Day in 2060, La Revue du Cube, 5, 74-79.

French Version:
Vidal, C. 2013c, Une journée en 2060, La Revue du Cube, numéro 5, thème: Créativité