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Frontiers of Philosophy in China

Front. Philos. China    2007, Vol. 2 Issue (3) : 423-436
Theories of complexity and their problems
Hans Poser
Institute of Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, History of Science and Technology, University of Technology, Berlin D-10587, Germany
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Abstract Complexity theories are on the way to establish a new worldview—processes instead of objects, history and uniqueness of everything instead of repetition and lawlikeness are the elements. These theories from deterministic chaos via the dissipative structures, the theory of catastrophes, self organization and synergetics are mathematical models, connected with a new understanding of science. They are characterized by new fundamental commitments of sciences. But at the same time, they are characterized by epistemic boundaries.
Issue Date: 05 September 2007
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Hans Poser. Theories of complexity and their problems[J]. Front. Philos. China, 2007, 2(3): 423-436.
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