Complexity and Creative Capacity: Rethinking knowledge by Kelly Chapman

By Kelly Chapman

Complexity theories received prominence within the Nineties with a spotlight on self-organising and complicated adaptive structures. due to the fact that then, complexity conception has turn into one of many quickest transforming into subject matters in either the ordinary and social sciences, and touted as a progressive manner of knowing the behaviour of complicated platforms.

This publication makes use of complexity conception to floor and problem the deeply held cultural assumptions that form how we predict approximately truth and data. In doing so it indicates how our conventional techniques to producing and utilizing wisdom should be satirically exacerbating a number of the ‘wicked’ environmental difficulties we're presently dealing with. the writer proposes an leading edge and compelling argument for rejecting previous constructs of information move, adaptive administration and adaptive capability. The ebook additionally provides a distinctively coherent and entire synthesis of cognition, studying, wisdom and organizing from a complexity point of view. It concludes with a reconceptualization of the matter of information move from a complexity standpoint, presenting the concept that of creative capability as a substitute for adaptive skill as a degree of resilience in socio-ecological platforms.

Although written from an environmental administration standpoint, it really is suitable to the wider ordinary sciences and to a number different disciplines, together with wisdom administration, organizational studying, organizational administration, and the philosophy of science.

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