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Title:
Complexity and postmodernism : understanding complex systems
Author:
Cilliers, Paul, 1956-2011.
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Publication Information:
London ; New York : Routledge, 1998.
Physical Description:
x, 156 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780415152860

9780415152877
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Book

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Central Library B105.C473 C55 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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Summary

Summary

In Complexity and Postmodernism, Paul Cilliers explores the idea of complexity in the light of contemporary perspectives from philosophy and science. Cilliers offers us a unique approach to understanding complexity and computational theory by integrating postmodern theory (like that of Derrida and Lyotard) into his discussion. Complexity and Postmodernismis an exciting and an original book that should be read by anyone interested in gaining a fresh understanding of complexity, postmodernism and connectionism.


Author Notes

Paul Cilliers lectures in philosophy at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa.


Table of Contents

Preface
Approaching Complexity
Introducing Connectionism Post-Structuralism, Connectionism and Complexity John Searle Befuddles
Problems With Representation Self-Orgainzation in Complex Systems Complexity and Postmodernism Afterword: Understanding Complexity
Bibliography

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