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The Complexity of Complexity

  • Ton Jörg
Chapter

Abstract

This is the core chapter of this book, about the complexity of complexity. After all of the rethinking in the preceding chapters, we think we are able to present a different notion and concept of complexity that can lead to a new way of thinking in complexity. We intend to develop a way of thinking in complexity that goes beyond the complexity as taken for granted in the field of our social sciences and humanities.

Keywords

Generative Complexity Causal Power Causal Network Causal Loop Nonlinear Reality 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for Education and Learning (former IVLOS)University of UtrechtUtrechtThe Netherlands

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