Confessions of a Complexity Skeptic

Publication Year:
2013
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Repository URL:
http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/10548
Author(s):
Scholl, Raphael
article description
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.