By Ton Jörg
This ebook makes a speciality of the advance of latest pondering in complexity and at the instruments wanted for this new pondering, i.e. the improvement of a brand new language for complexity. This new language is particularly a lot approximately how a nonlinear complicated truth is a part of real-world complexity. we will be able to commence considering in complexity concerning the complicated themes of our social sciences and arts via employing this new language. With the hot instruments and the recent language, it is going to be attainable to accommodate the complexity of real-world complexity and to teach the promise of harnessing complexity, through turning complexity into potent and beneficial complexity for our social sciences and arts. it's the very strength of complexity as self-potentiating which makes complexity so useful for viewing and doing social sciences. the hot instruments and the hot considering in complexity could be thought of to be the warp and woof of a brand new technology of complexity.
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With Oyama, we think here is a real danger of science turning into ‘bad science’ (Oyama 2000, p. 147; cf. ‘normal science’ in Kuhn 1970, and its incapacity to create novelty and innovation). Hence, it may be stated that the current situation is related to what Edgar Morin (2001) has called ‘the epistemological problem’. Morin also warns us about the danger of the crisis, in case we are not taking the crisis seriously. g. EUROCORE 2005), become the captive of myopia, of blind spots or tunnel vision, or the victims of blinding, or misguided paradigms (Morin 2001).
To be more general, it may be shown what is needed to enter the new field of the unknowable and the enlargement of the spaces of the possible. It may be shown how to escape the traditional ways of viewing and doing science as constitutive elements of what Kuhn described as ‘normal science’; the science, with its characteristic features of science before a scientific revolution. Reading Kuhn’s book about the structure of scientific revolutions, it may be derived that to escape ‘normal science’, with its characteristic lack of innovation and incapacity to create “novelties of fact or theory” (Kuhn 1970, p.
Gohr 2000, about René Magritte). The basic idea is that it may be possible to start new thinking in the social sciences: a new kind of thinking in complexity about a reality which is taken as fundamentally complex. It is this very complexity of reality which is real! We need to escape the very notion of reduction of that complexity. So, the kind of reductionism, which is so characteristic of the traditional, ‘normal science’ (Kuhn 1970), has to be rejected as a ‘black hole’ in its operation at its centre (Reid 2007, p.
New Thinking in Complexity for the Social Sciences and Humanities: A Generative, Transdisciplinary Approach by Ton Jörg