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On the Incompleteness of Science

On the Incompleteness of Science | Bounded Rationality and Beyond | Scoop.it

By now we know that empirical research can be more effective than scientific research when studying the social sciences, but what can we do when the problem we are trying to address is too large and complex, and how can we make sure that our assumptions always map to physical reality?

In an earlier article, I wrote about physical reality as the reification of an abstract concept. I did not mean that physical reality itself is abstract. I was giving an illustration of physical reality as a concept that would be assumed in science in order to avoid ontological discourses and make progress (hidden complexity on the firm grounds of generally accepted human beliefs).

Science requires the assumption of basic premises, in order to conduct rational inquiry. In propositional logic, we can think of these premises as facts, truth statements, or axioms that can be inserted into a rulebase, to then have a reproducible, axiomatic set of truths for reasoning. The elements in this axiomatic set depend on the inquiry being undertaken.

Scientific theories are necessarily incomplete if we accept imperfect cognition as a premise. We must assume that human cognition is imperfect; otherwise, the underlying truths that make up the entirety of our knowledge would be intolerably paradoxical and subject to reasoning dilemmas, such as infinite regress.Therefore, by modus ponendo ponens, scientific theories are incomplete.


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Management de la complexité: une application concrète

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Philippe Vallat's curator insight, March 12, 2013 10:07 AM

Publication par l'OFEV de notre travail sur les projets d'assainissement de sites contaminés complexes.

Juan Pablo F.'s curator insight, March 22, 2013 7:31 PM

La dimensión del aprendizaje es transversal e integrada en todas las otras... revisar en donde se refleja lo ambiental...

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Three ways of seeing organizations – Complexity and Performance Evaluation Systems

Three ways of seeing organizations – Complexity and Performance Evaluation Systems | Bounded Rationality and Beyond | Scoop.it
Since the “Scrum” methodology became popular trend in the SW organizations, the problem of performance evaluations has been in the …Continue reading »

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Juan Pablo F.'s curator insight, March 22, 2013 7:24 PM

El cambio en las organizaciones, la evaluación del desempeño y la complejidad  

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Punching Clouds; Or, Complexity Science Meets Public Decision Making

Punching Clouds; Or, Complexity Science Meets Public Decision Making | Bounded Rationality and Beyond | Scoop.it

the complexities associated with public policy and public decision making are beyond quick fixes or final solutions.  But, if we are to make some progress with them, then understanding correctly their complex nature is the first and most important new step.


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James B. Glattfelder: Who controls the world?

James Glattfelder studies complexity: how an interconnected system -- say, a swarm of birds -- is more than the sum of its parts. And complexity theory, it turns out, can reveal a lot about how the economy works.

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FastTFriend's curator insight, February 17, 2013 10:33 AM

James B. Glattfelder aims to give us a richer, data-driven understanding of the people and interactions that control our global economy. He does this not to push an ideology -- but with the hopes of making the world a better place.

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Complexity Thinking

An overview of Systems Thinking, and how to apply the ideas of Complexity Theory to management of systems, with the results being called "Complexity Thinking".

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