(Article of book - 2006)

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Processes constitute our complex reality : a theoretical investigation

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A number of attempts have been made to approach the problems of the interplay of individual elements within the context of the whole scientifically. The question is how the elements act with one another and how entireties can be explained from this interaction. Certain patterns are apparent, but no organised forms are characteristic of our life and are familiar from our environment. These highly complex forms were formed in the course of cosmic, biotic and cultural evolution. But why do these evolutionary processes not lead to chaos governed by chance ? There must be processes and structures which prevent the processes from this ending and which bring the elements together in such a way that they can carry out useful tasks for the overriding whole. The aim of the author is to present a theory dealing with this topic. In his concept, special importance is given to the internal structure of the systems and the course of time. The process is the main subject of his considerations. Thus, he describes this new approach as process-based theory of complexity. The intention is to indicate a feasible path to be taken by complexity research. - (IfL)



Published at : Collection Saarbrücker geographische Arbeiten / ISBN 3-924525-51-X ;

Editor : Fachrichtung Geographie der Univ. des Saarlandes, Saarbrücken - ALLEMAGNE

Millesime : 2006, vol. 51  [289 pages]

Bibliographic references : 13 p.

Collation : Illustration ;




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