Bridging Complexity and Post-Structuralism

Insights and Implications

Authors: Woermann, Minka

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  • Includes an excellent introduction to philosophical complexity
  • Introduces the reader to poignant post-structural philosophical insights
  • Develops the field of philosophical complexity
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This work addresses the topic of philosophical complexity, which shares certain assumptions with scientific complexity, cybernetics, and General Systems Theory, but which is also developing as a subject field in its own right.
Specifically, the post-structural reading of philosophical complexity that was pioneered by Paul Cilliers is further developed in this study. To this end, the ideas of a number of contemporary French post-structural theorists and their predecessors - including Derrida, Nancy, Bataille, Levinas, Foucault, Saussure, Nietzsche, Heidegger, and Hegel - are introduced. The implications that their various insights hold for our understanding of complex human systems are teased out at the hand of the themes of economy, (social) ontology, subjectivity, epistemology, and ethics. The analyses are also illuminated at the hand of the problematic of the foreigner and the related challenges of showing hospitality to foreigners.
The study presents a sophisticated account of both philosophical complexity and philosophies of difference. By relating these subject fields, the study also extends our understanding of philosophical complexity, and offers an original characterisation of the aforementioned philosophers as complex thinkers.

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“This book is also a valuable introduction to contemporary French philosophy. The clear unfolding of the ideas of rather ‘complex’ thinkers will please students, while the challenging argumentation will certainly entice scholars that are looking for new paths in philosophy.  Even scientists … might benefit from this study.” (Erik Meganck, Tijdschrift voor Filosofie, Vol. 79, 2017)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Bridging Complexity and Post-Structuralism
Book Subtitle
Insights and Implications
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-39047-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-39047-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-39045-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-81803-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 205
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
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