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Qualitative Complexity John Smith

Qualitative Complexity By John Smith

Qualitative Complexity by John Smith


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Offering a critique of the humanist paradigm in contemporary social theory, this book offers a comprehensive sociological analysis of complexity theory. Drawing from sources such as sociology, philosophy, complexity theory, and others, it presents a series of interdisciplinary perspectives on the sociology of complex, self-organizing structures.

Qualitative Complexity Summary

Qualitative Complexity: Ecology, Cognitive Processes and the Re-Emergence of Structures in Post-Humanist Social Theory by John Smith

Offering a critique of the humanist paradigm in contemporary social theory, Qualitative Complexity is the first comprehensive sociological analysis of complexity theory. Drawing from sources in sociology, philosophy, complexity theory, 'fuzzy logic', systems theory, cognitive science and evolutionary biology, John Smith and Chris Jenks present a new series of interdisciplinary perspectives on the sociology of complex, self-organizing structures.

Table of Contents

Part 1: The Interdisciplinary Field 1. Complexity Theory: A Positioning Paper 2. From Descartes' Conjecture to Kant's Subject and the Computo 3. Autopoiesis in Cognitive Biology 4. Emergentism, Evolutionary Psychology and Culture 5. Prigogine's Thermodynamics, Ontology and Sociology Part 2: Critical Developments 6. Modernism and Determinism: Linear Expectations and Qualitative Complexity Analyses 7. Complexity Theory as a Critique of Postmodernism 8. Cognition and the Renewal of Systems Theory: Redundant Idioms and Disputed Positions 9. The Evolution of Intelligence, Consciousness and Language: Implications for Social Theory 10. Complexity, Language and Culture: Social Systems in Qualitative, i.e. not Formal Terms Part 3: The Fields of Complex Analysis: Contemporary Complexity Theory 11. The Ethics of Pragmatism: Politics and Post-Structuralism in Transition after the Complexity Turn 12. The Topology of Complexity 13. Re-Interpreting Global Complexity as an Ontology: Human Ecology

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NLS9780415439671
9780415439671
0415439671
Qualitative Complexity: Ecology, Cognitive Processes and the Re-Emergence of Structures in Post-Humanist Social Theory by John Smith
New
Paperback
Taylor & Francis Ltd
2007-02-13
314
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