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Contemporary Systems Thinking

Utopics

The Unification of Human Science

Authors: Pretel-Wilson, Manel

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  • Offers a new foundation of science in general, from the physical to the human sciences
  • Introduces a new synthesis in science based on Ashby's theory of cybernetic systems
  • Develops a new anthropology that informs the birth of the domain of Utopics
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The book consolidates systems thinking as a new world-hypothesis that is already suggesting itself behind the advancement of quantum mechanics and Ashby’s cybernetics. In particular, it shows how Einstein’s misgivings about quantum mechanics boil down to his persistence in defending the principle of contiguity at the root of the modern cosmology and, in relation to neo-cybernetics, the book rediscovers Ashby’s theory of adaptive behaviour enabling a new synthesis between physiology, psychology and ethology that has implications for systems practice.

Furthermore, this new “cosmology” comes with a new “anthropology” that informs utopics, the science of utopic systems, and sheds new light on the actual founding fathers of the domain of human science. In particular, the book provides an understanding of how our human world works and how it is being constituted by utopic systems that look into the future to realize something possible. Finally, it points the way to the future unification of knowledge bringing together systems philosophy and systems science given that world-hypothesis is what makes logically possible the development and consolidation of all the different domains of science.

About the authors

Manel Pretel-Wilson received his PhD from Hull University Business School (Center for Systems Studies). His research interests are in Philosophy, Science and History and, prior to writing his first book, he has been a senior manager in different sectors in Catalonia (Spain). 

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Utopics
Book Subtitle
The Unification of Human Science
Authors
Series Title
Contemporary Systems Thinking
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-54177-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-54177-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-54176-7
Series ISSN
1568-2846
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 308
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations, 5 illustrations in colour
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