Epistemic commitments of complexity theories

Epistemic commitments of complexity theories

08 Monday
From Mon, 08/02/2021 to Mon, 08/03/2021

11 am - 12:30 pm



The conference “Epistemic commitments of complexity theories” aims at gathering practitioners of the field, as well as researchers in philosophy, history, sociology, in order to address the axiological, ideological and political aspects of some of the most important complexity theories: complex systems sciences (Santa Fe Institute style), cybernetics and systemics (autopoiesis, Hayekian neoliberalism, Odum ecology, etc.).

Next sessions:

  • 8 February: "The Earth system: genealogy of the global environment as a complex system", Sébastien Dutreuil (Article Sébastien Dutreuil : here) and "From Cybersyn to social macroscopes: contributions of complex systems research to a social reflexivity", David Chavalarias (Articles David Chavalarias : here and here)
  • 15 February: "The (non)neutrality of science and algorithms", Aniello Lampo and "Can gender inequality be created without inter-group discrimination?", Floriana Gargiulo (Article Floriana Gargiulo : here)
  • 22 February: "Les complexités de la physique", JM Lévy-Leblond et Marc Barthelemy
  • 1st March: "A non-imperialist physics", Quentin Rodriguez (Article Quentin Rodriguez : here) and "Thermodynamics as the science of complexity in Ilya Prigogine and Isabelle Stengers’ Order out of chaos (1979). Is thermodynamics really able to help social sciences?", Emanuel Bertrand (Article Emanuel Bertrand : here)
  • 8 March: "The monetization of ecosystemic services", Victor Lefèvre and "Modeling forests", Antoine Dolez