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851-0090-00L  The Philosophy of Complex Systems

SemesterSpring Semester 2020
LecturersO. Del Fabbro
Periodicitynon-recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish


AbstractToday complexity research has found an enormous expansiveness in heterogenous areas, such as physics, biology, medicine, urban complexity, environment sustainability, public policy, economics, sociology, education, computer science, robotics, AI, etc. Furthermore, we will look at historical advancements like cybernetics, and how complexity research influenced philosophical theories.
ObjectiveStudents should learn about the different types of argumentative texts and scientific theories. They should learn to understand the descriptive and critical value of texts that operate at the boarder between philosophy and science.