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Confessions of a Complexity Skeptic

Scholl, Raphael (2013) Confessions of a Complexity Skeptic. [Preprint]

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Abstract

Three objections to Max Urchs's paper on complexity are discussed. First, Urchs's macroeconomic illustrations of the benefits of complexity thinking are open to more conventional interpretations. Second, Urchs formulates a thesis concerning the relationship between science and society which is untenable if taken as a historical claim and insufficiently developed if taken as a metaphor. Third, methodological problems in history and philosophy of science plague Urchs's discussion of neuroscience.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Scholl, Raphaelraphael.scholl@gmail.com
Additional Information: To appear in: M. C. Galavotti, S. Hartmann, M. Weber, W. Gonzalez, D. Dieks, and T. Uebel, eds., New Directions in the Philosophy of Science. Springer.
Keywords: complexity economics neuroscience policy analysis history and philosophy of science methodology
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Economics
General Issues > History of Science Case Studies
Specific Sciences > Biology > Neuroscience
General Issues > Science and Society
Depositing User: Raphael Scholl
Date Deposited: 25 Jun 2013 05:08
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2014 12:14
Item ID: 9848
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Economics
General Issues > History of Science Case Studies
Specific Sciences > Biology > Neuroscience
General Issues > Science and Society
Date: 2013
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/9848

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