Qualitative complexity: Ecology, cognitive processes and the re-emergence of structures in post-humanist social theory

John Smith, Christopher Joseph Jenks

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Offering a critique of the humanist paradigm in contemporary social theory, Qualitative Complexity is the first comprehensive sociological analysis of complexity theory. Drawing from sources in sociology, philosophy, complexity theory, 'fuzzy logic', systems theory, cognitive science and evolutionary biology, John Smith and Chris Jenks present a new series of interdisciplinary perspectives on the sociology of complex, self-organizing structures.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Number of pages302
ISBN (Print)0415336503, 9780203366837
Publication statusPublished - 8 Mar 2006
Externally publishedYes

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