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New Thinking in Complexity for the Social Sciences and Humanities

A Generative, Transdisciplinary Approach

Authors: Jörg, Ton

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  • Offers a way to learn to think in a new way about the subject of study in the social sciences and humanities
  • One can learn to think in complexity about the real complexity of a nonlinear complex reality
  • Opening the social sciences by offering a new agenda for these sciences by taken complexity not for granted but as a serious topic of study with great potential for humanity and society at large
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This book focuses on the development of new thinking in complexity and on the tools needed for this new thinking, i.e. the development of a new language for complexity. This new language is very much about how a nonlinear complex reality is part of real-world complexity. We can start thinking in complexity about the complex topics of our social sciences and humanities by making use of this new language. With the new tools and the new language, it will be possible to deal with the complexity of real-world complexity and to show the promise of harnessing complexity, by turning complexity into effective and advantageous complexity for our social sciences and humanities. It is the very potential of complexity as self-potentiating which makes complexity so beneficial for viewing and doing social sciences. The new tools and the new thinking in complexity may be considered to be the warp and woof of a new science of complexity.

About the authors

Ton Jörg has been an educational scientist since 1982 at the University of Utrecht, The Netherlands. He studied Physics and Mathematics at the University of Amsterdam (BSc 1970). In 1969, he started to study Psychology at the same university (M.A. 1977). He worked as an evaluation researcher in different national (on adult education, and physics education) and international projects (3rd SISS-International Science Project). In 1994, he finished his dissertation about the choice of physics as an examination subject. He has been involved in complex systems and complexity thinking since 1971. He wrote articles on invitation to open up a conversation on complexity and education, for journals like Educational Research Review, in 2007, and for Complicity, in 2009, with extended comments of experts in the field.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

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eBook $129.00
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Hardcover $169.99
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $169.99
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  • ISBN 978-94-017-8513-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
New Thinking in Complexity for the Social Sciences and Humanities
Book Subtitle
A Generative, Transdisciplinary Approach
Authors
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-1303-1
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-1303-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-1302-4
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-8513-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 321
Number of Illustrations
79 b/w illustrations, 19 illustrations in colour
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