Systems thinking, complexity and the philosophy of science

Midgley, Gerald (2008) Systems thinking, complexity and the philosophy of science. Emergence: Complexity and Organization, 10 4: 55-73.


Author Midgley, Gerald
Title Systems thinking, complexity and the philosophy of science
Journal name Emergence: Complexity and Organization   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1521-3250
1532-7000
Publication date 2008
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 10
Issue 4
Start page 55
End page 73
Total pages 19
Place of publication Litchfield Park Arizona, U.S.A.
Publisher Institute for the Study of Coherence & Emergence
Language eng
Subject 1401 Economic Theory
1503 Business and Management
Abstract Having made the case for science as intervention, I will then return to the theme of systems thinking and complexity in order to argue specifically for systemic intervention. A broad-based methodology for systemic intervention will be outlined, and references will be provided to more detailed work published elsewhere. The paper will then end with some reflections on the wider social implications of this methodology. However, let us begin by exploring the concepts of 'observation' and 'intervention' in more detail.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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