Philosophy of Complex Systems

Philosophy of Complex Systems


by Dov M. Gabbay(ed.) ; Paul Thagard(ed.) ; John Woods(ed.) ; Cliff A. Hooker(ed.)

The domain of nonlinear dynamical systems and its mathematical underpinnings has been developing exponentially for a century, the last 35 years seeing an outpouring of new ideas and applications and a concomitant confluence with ideas of complex systems and their applications from irreversible thermodynamics. A few examples are in meteorology, ecological dynamics, and social and economic dynamics. These new ideas have profound implications for our understanding and practice in domains involving complexity, predictability and determinism, equilibrium, control, planning, individuality, responsibility and so on. Our intention is to draw together in this volume, we believe for the first time, a comprehensive picture of the manifold philosophically interesting impacts of recent developments in understanding nonlinear systems and the unique aspects of their complexity. The book will focus specifically on the philosophical concepts, principles, judgments and problems distinctly raised by work in the domain of complex nonlinear dynamical systems, especially in recent years. -Comprehensive coverage of all main theories in the philosophy of Complex Systems -Clearly written expositions of fundamental ideas and concepts -Definitive discussions by leading researchers in the field -Summaries of leading-edge research in related fields are also included

Elsevier Science; May 2011 952 pages; ISBN 9780080931227 Read online , or download in secure EPUB or secure PDF format Title: Philosophy of Complex Systems Author: Dov M. Gabbay; Paul Thagard; John Woods; Cliff A. Hooker   Buy, download and read Philosophy of Complex Systems (eBook) by Dov M. Gabbay; Paul Thagard; John Woods; Cliff A. Hooker today!
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