The rationale for complexity thinking and emergentist systemism

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  • Wolfgang Hofkirchner Institute for Design and Technology Assessment

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https://doi.org/10.31874/2309-1606-2017-20-1-43-51

Keywords:

complexity thinking, emergentist systemism, global problems, Bertalanffy’s General System Theory.

Abstract

The rationale for thinking in terms of complex systems today is its fitness to help understand the global problems and alleviate, if not solve, them. The tenets of complexity thinking can be identified, drawing upon the path-breaking assumptions of  Bertalanffy’s General System Theory that revolutionises the way of thinking, the world picture, and the worldview of scientific disciplines.

Author Biography

Wolfgang Hofkirchner, Institute for Design and Technology Assessment

Univ.Doz. Dr.phil., Ao.Univ.Prof. (Associate Professor), Institute for Design and Technology Assessment, Vienna University of Technology, President, Bertalanffy Center for the Study of Systems Science, Vienna, Austria.

References

Bertalanffy, L. V. (2015). General System Theory, With a Foreword by Wolfgang Hofkirchner & David Rousseau, George Braziller, New York.

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Hofkirchner, W. (2011). Four ways of thinking in information. In: Triple-c, vol. 9, no. 2, Special issue on “Towards a New Science of Information”, 322-331.

Hofkirchner, W. (2013). Emergent information, a Unified Theory of Information framework, World Scientific, Singapore.

Hofkirchner, W. (2017). Creating Common Good. The Global Sustainable Information Society as the Good Society. In: Archer, M. S. (ed.), Morphogenesis and Eudaimonia, Springer, Dordrecht [in print].

Wan, P. Y. (2011). Reframing the Social, Emergentist Systemism and Social Theory, Ashgate, Farnham.

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2017-06-01

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Hofkirchner, W. (2017). The rationale for complexity thinking and emergentist systemism. Filosofiya Osvity. Philosophy of Education, 20(1), 43–51. https://doi.org/10.31874/2309-1606-2017-20-1-43-51

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