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The Resource Qualitative complexity : ecology, cognitive processes and the re-emergence of structures in post-humanist social theory, John Smith and Chris Jenks, (electronic book)

Qualitative complexity : ecology, cognitive processes and the re-emergence of structures in post-humanist social theory, John Smith and Chris Jenks, (electronic book)

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Qualitative complexity : ecology, cognitive processes and the re-emergence of structures in post-humanist social theory
Title
Qualitative complexity
Title remainder
ecology, cognitive processes and the re-emergence of structures in post-humanist social theory
Statement of responsibility
John Smith and Chris Jenks
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Offering a critique of the humanist paradigm in social theory, this work offers a comprehensive sociological analysis of complexity theory. Drawing from sources in sociology, philosophy, complexity theory, 'fuzzy logic', systems theory, and more, it presents interdisciplinary perspectives on the sociology of complex, self-organizing structures
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FlBoTFG
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1947 April 16-
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Smith, John A.
Index
index present
LC call number
H61.15
LC item number
.S58 2006eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Jenks, Chris
Series statement
International library of sociology
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  • Social sciences
  • Social systems
  • Chaotic behavior in systems
Label
Qualitative complexity : ecology, cognitive processes and the re-emergence of structures in post-humanist social theory, John Smith and Chris Jenks, (electronic book)
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Publication
Note
"Simultaneously published in the USA and Canada by Routledge."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The interdisciplinary field -- Complexity theory : a positioning paper -- From Descartes' conjecture to Kant's subject & the Computo -- Autopoiesis in cognitive biology -- Emergentism, evolutionary psychology and culture -- Prigogine's thermodynamics, ontology and sociology -- Critical developments -- Modernism and determinism: linear expectations and qualitative complexity analyses -- Complexity theory as a critique of postmodernism -- Cognition and the renewal of systems theory: redundant idioms and disputed positions -- The evolution of intelligence, consciousness and language : implications for social theory -- Complexity, language and culture : social systems in qualitative, i.e. not formal terms -- The fields of complex analysis : contemporary complexity theory -- The ethics of pragmatism : politics and post-structuralism in transition after the complexity turn -- The topology of complexity -- Re-interpreting global complexity as an ontology: human ecology
Control code
9780203366837
Extent
vi, 302 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780415336505
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Qualitative complexity : ecology, cognitive processes and the re-emergence of structures in post-humanist social theory, John Smith and Chris Jenks, (electronic book)
Publication
Note
"Simultaneously published in the USA and Canada by Routledge."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The interdisciplinary field -- Complexity theory : a positioning paper -- From Descartes' conjecture to Kant's subject & the Computo -- Autopoiesis in cognitive biology -- Emergentism, evolutionary psychology and culture -- Prigogine's thermodynamics, ontology and sociology -- Critical developments -- Modernism and determinism: linear expectations and qualitative complexity analyses -- Complexity theory as a critique of postmodernism -- Cognition and the renewal of systems theory: redundant idioms and disputed positions -- The evolution of intelligence, consciousness and language : implications for social theory -- Complexity, language and culture : social systems in qualitative, i.e. not formal terms -- The fields of complex analysis : contemporary complexity theory -- The ethics of pragmatism : politics and post-structuralism in transition after the complexity turn -- The topology of complexity -- Re-interpreting global complexity as an ontology: human ecology
Control code
9780203366837
Extent
vi, 302 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780415336505
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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