From Complexity to Emergence and beyond – Towards empirical non-foundationalism as a guide to inquiry


Emergence can be seen part of a continuing history of progressively increasing sophistication at inquiry, scientific and otherwise. Here I use my own career path as a way of showing how the emergence framework grew from and extended the earlier complex systems perspective, and how it in turn can be further developed in the direction of “non-foundational empiricism,” a form of inquiry in which one can explore and develop new ideas about inquiry itself by taking advantage of the story telling features of the human brain. The latter are themselves a product of emergence but make it possible for intention to influence future developments.

About Giorgio Bertini

Research Professor. Founder Director at Learning Change Project - Research on society, culture, art, neuroscience, cognition, critical thinking, intelligence, creativity, autopoiesis, self-organization, rhizomes, complexity, systems, networks, leadership, sustainability, thinkers, futures ++
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