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(2014) New directions in the philosophy of science, Dordrecht, Springer.

Confessions of a complexity skeptic

Raphael Scholl

pp. 221-233

Three objections to Max Urchs's paper on complexity are discussed. First, Urchs's macroeconomic illustrations of the benefits of complexity thinking are open to more conventional interpretations. Second, Urchs formulates a thesis concerning the relationship between science and society which is untenable if taken as a historical claim and insufficiently developed if taken as a metaphor. Third, methodological problems in history and philosophy of science plague Urchs's discussion of neuroscience.

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DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-04382-1_15

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Scholl, R. (2014)., Confessions of a complexity skeptic, in D. Dieks, S. Hartmann, T. Uebel, M. Weber & M. C. Galavotti (eds.), New directions in the philosophy of science, Dordrecht, Springer, pp. 221-233.

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