The Sciences of Design as Sciences of Complexity: The Dynamic Trait

  • Wenceslao J. Gonzalez
Part of the The Philosophy of Science in a European Perspective book series (PSEP, volume 4)


The sciences of design can be analyzed as sciences of complexity. This involves taking into account the twofold complexity in science: the structural and the dynamic. Thus, the analysis can move from structural complexity to dynamic complexity. Here the focus is on the dynamic trait, which means the study of change in complex dynamics. In this regard, there are three main notions: process, evolution, and historicity. This paper draws attention to the need for historicity in human-made disciplines which include the emphasis on “activity” rather than on “behavior”.


Dynamic Complexity Epistemic Mode Metaphysical Realism Ontological Mode Corporate Change 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of HumanitiesUniversity of A CoruñaFerrolSpain

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