17.693 what complexity is

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk)
Date: Tue Mar 09 2004 - 03:22:20 EST

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 17, No. 693.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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         Date: Tue, 09 Mar 2004 08:15:07 +0000
         From: "Bonnett, John" <John.Bonnett@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca>
         Subject: RE: 17.686 what is complexity?

Aside from Mitchell Waldrop's _Complexity: The Emerging Science at the Edge
of Order and Chaos_, which is very good introduction to the topic, I would
recommend Alicia Juarrero's _Dynamics in Action : Intentional Behaviour as a
Complex System_. (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1999). John Holland's writings
on complexity can be a little daunting, but are also worth a read. See:

John Holland, Emergence: From Chaos to Order (Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley
Publishing Company, 1998)


John Holland, Hidden Order: How Adaptation Builds Complexity (Reading, MA:
Perseus Books, 1995)

All the best,

John Bonnett

John Bonnett, Ph.D.
Research Officer
Institute for Information Technology
National Research Council of Canada
46 Dineen Drive
Fredericton, NB

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