Complexity Explorer Santa Fe Institute

Technical Book

Complexity: Metaphors, models, and reality

One of the great challenges in this field of research is to discover which features are essential and shared by all of the seemingly disparate systems that are described as complex. Is there sufficient synthesis to suggest the possibility of an overarching science of complexity? This report describes current views on this subject held by various eminent scholars associated with the Santa Fe Institute.

G. Cowan & D. Pines
complexity; complex adaptive systems; complexity science

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