Complex Systems after E. Morin: Summary and Analytic Review of International Conference’s Documents in Vienna.


  • Iryna Predborska


complex thinking, systems research, systems theory, complex systems, information, principles of complex thinking


The proceedings of international conference in Vienna, in particular the Symposium A — «Physical and Metaphysical Aspects of Systems of E. Morin» are analyzed in the paper. To reproduce the intellectual atmosphere that prevailed at the conference, the reports of two keynote speakers of this section — E. Laszlo and E. Morin — are presented. This conference is one of the steps towards the formation of international scientific community, within which transdisciplinary, transparadigmatic discourse on the concept of complexity as one of the key issues in contemporary science and philosophy is possible. The proceedings are focused on the paradigm of complexity and complex thinking. The following problems are considered: 1) complex thinking, in particular typical pitfalls of linear thinking and their possible avoidance (I. Dobronravova); principles of complex thinking and of complex epistemology (H. Knyazeva); transversality of complex thinking, which is able to provide transitions between different cognitive and value systems by overcoming the paradigmatic and disciplinary limits (L. Gorbunova); epistemological noise as the base of information’s creation (C. Malaspina); 2) system studies, in particular some new senses brought to system studies based on humancommensurable systems (Yu. Mielkov); the common and different features between systems and networks (L. Ropolyi); the new systems metaphysics based on the rejection of epistemologism and the integration of the different systems as polysystemic cosmology (V. H. Mohaddam); alternative «global models» built in reaction to Club of Rome report The Limits to Growth claimed to demonstrate the possibility of an ever-increasing economy (E. Blanshard); the concepts of energy-matter and information-structure in terms of their concrete worldly nature (R. Zimmermann); 3) implementation of methodological possibilities of complexity paradigm to study such a phenomenon as childhood (N. Kochubey), to understand educational processes (I. Predborska), management (M. Nesterova), interaction of science and management (O. Astafyeva).


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Predborska, I. (2012). Complex Systems after E. Morin: Summary and Analytic Review of International Conference’s Documents in Vienna. Filosofiya Osvity. Philosophy of Education, 11(1-2). Retrieved from






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