Computational Modelling Group

The Philosophy of Complexity

Research Team
Greg Fisher

How we think is in large part socially constructed, which means we inheret cognitive ways of framing and making sense of the world around us.

The Enlightenment saw an important shift towards reductionism and atomistic thinking, which on the one hand helped facilitate many stunning successes in science but on the other, we have applied these principles in domains when we perhaps should not e.g. in economics.

In this project I would like to explore how philosophy can benefit the complexity revolution, and how complexity theory can support philosophy.


Transdisciplinary tags: Complex Systems