Modern History Of Complexity

complexity-map-overview

I’m familiar with the use of chaos and complexity theory in the physical sciences but less familiar with their use as a fresh way of thinking about the social sciences (eg see here).

In this context, I came across the poster above on wikipedia which gives a helpful overview of developments. It originates from Bruce Castellani of Kent State University and his blog and web site give further details of this interesting approach.

All the key ideas are there (systems theory, emergence, genetic algorithms, e- and web-science etc) as well as their inter-connections.

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