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Knyazeva, E. N. Images of the Complex World

Published in journal "Philosophy and Culture", 2010-4 , pages 45-55.

Resume: At the present time there are dozens of different definitions of complexity. There is neither generally accepted definition of complexity nor one unified classification of complex systems. The author of the article makes an attempt to define the peculiarities of complexity and what distinguishes it from simplicity.

Keywords: philosophy, complexity, system, openness, nonlinearity, self-organization, adaptation, homeostasis, fractuality


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