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Emergent Nested Systems

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Description

This book presents a theory as well as methods to understand and to purposively influence complex systems. It suggests a theory of complex systems as nested systems, i. e. systems that enclose other systems and that are simultaneously enclosed by even other systems. According to the theory presented, each enclosing system emerges through time from the generative activities of the systems they enclose.

Systems are nested and often emerge unplanned, and every system of high dynamics is enclosed by a system of slower dynamics. An understanding of systems with faster dynamics, which are always guided by systems of slower dynamics, opens up not only new ways to understanding systems, but also to effectively influence them.

The aim and subject of this book is to lay out these thoughts and explain their relevance to the purposive development of complex systems, which are exemplified in case studies from an urban system. The interested reader, who is not required to be familiar with system-theoretical concepts or with theories of emergence, will be guided through the development of a theory of emergent nested systems. The reader will also learn about new ways to influence the course of events - even though the course of events is, in principle, unpredictable, due to the ever-new emergence of real novelty.



Presents theory in a way that requires no particular prior knowledge about systems, complexity, or even emergence

The theory builds up piece by piece, building on a common understanding of complex systems which is reviewed in the introduction

Sketches a theory of emergence as a property of complex systems



Contenu
Complex Systems and Man's Desire to Understand and Influence Them.- A Theory of Emergent Nested Systems.- Understanding and Influencing Emergent Nested Systems.- Reflections and Outlook.

Informations sur le produit

Titre: Emergent Nested Systems
Auteur:
Code EAN: 9783319275482
ISBN: 978-3-319-27548-2
Format: Livre Relié
Editeur: Springer, Berlin
Genre: Sciences sociales en général
nombre de pages: 199
Poids: 511g
Taille: H19mm x B243mm x T161mm
Année: 2016
Auflage: 1st ed. 2016

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