Observing Complexity: Systems Theory and Postmodernity

0 avg rating
( 0 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780816632978: Observing Complexity: Systems Theory and Postmodernity
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

The rubric of systems theory brings together conceptual models and approaches in the sciences and social sciences that study complexity. It attempts to provide a coherent means of describing all systems, whether organic or inorganic, and offers a theory of knowledge that can account for the integration of humans in the social, informational, and ecological systems in which we are enmeshed. An introduction to the major concepts and foremost thinkers of systems theory, this book brings systems theory into interaction with the major figures of postmodern theory. The format is multiplex and open -- a rich montage, including interviews, exemplary essays, and staged dialogues. Throughout, the writers' aim is not to solidity theory but to provide a thorough explication and an open-ended exploration of how systems theory can address, in a fresh and productive way, theoretical questions that too often have led to impasses between different schools of postmodern theory.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Cary Wolfe is chair and the Bruce and Elizabeth Dunlevie Professor in the Department of English at Rice University. His books include What Is Posthumanism?

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780816632985: Observing Complexity: Systems Theory and Postmodernity

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0816632987 ISBN 13:  9780816632985
Publisher: Univ Of Minnesota Press, 2000
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Rasch, William
Published by Univ of Minnesota Press
ISBN 10: 0816632979 ISBN 13: 9780816632978
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Univ of Minnesota Press. Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Hardcover A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Veteran Owned Bookshop in business since 1992!. Seller Inventory # 2783299

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 75.95
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

William Rasch; Editors,Cary Wolfe
Published by Univ Of Minnesota Press (2000)
ISBN 10: 0816632979 ISBN 13: 9780816632978
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Univ Of Minnesota Press, 2000. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0816632979

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 151.70
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds