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Re-modelling scientific change: complex systems frames innovative problem solving

Hooker, Cliff (2018) Re-modelling scientific change: complex systems frames innovative problem solving. Lato Sensu, revue de la Société de philosophie des sciences, 5 (1). pp. 4-12. ISSN 2295-8029

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Abstract

Complex systems are used, studied and instantiated in science, with what consequences? To be clear and systematic in response it is necessary to distinguish the consequences, (i) for science, of science using and studying complex systems, (ii) for philosophy of science, of science using and studying complex systems, (iii) for philosophy of science, of philosophy of science modelling science as a complex system. Each of these is explored in turn, especially (iii). While (iii) has been least studied, it will be shown how modelling science as a complex process may change our conception of science and thereby query what a philosophy of science adequate to this complexity might look like.


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Item Type: Published Article or Volume
Creators:
CreatorsEmailORCID
Hooker, CliffCliff.Hooker@newcastle.edu.au
Keywords: systems paradigm; problem solving; scientific research; self-directed anticipative learning; epistemic values; science paradigm
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Complex Systems
General Issues > Philosophers of Science
General Issues > Theory Change
Depositing User: Lato Sensu
Date Deposited: 24 Apr 2021 03:25
Last Modified: 24 Apr 2021 03:25
Item ID: 15113
Journal or Publication Title: Lato Sensu, revue de la Société de philosophie des sciences
Publisher: Société de philosophie des sciences
Official URL: https://ojs.uclouvain.be/index.php/latosensu/artic...
DOI or Unique Handle: https://doi.org/10.20416/lsrsps.v5i1.2
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Complex Systems
General Issues > Philosophers of Science
General Issues > Theory Change
Date: September 2018
Page Range: pp. 4-12
Volume: 5
Number: 1
ISSN: 2295-8029
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/15113

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