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Towards a dialectic complexity framework: Philosophical reflections

Nilsson, Fredrik LU (2007) In Explorations in Complexity Thinking: Pre-Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Complexity and Philosophy
Abstract
In this paper a dialectic complexity framework is presented and reflected upon. The purpose of the framework is to guide researchers and practitioners in rethinking and reframing underlying assumptions, and address how these have a possible influence and impact on researchers’ and practitioners’ processes of making sense, understanding, explaining, improving etc. aspects of different types of issues and endeavors. Applying the complexity framework means reconsideration of formative assumptions, and as such, provides guidance toward a transformative process perspective. Hence, in order to move toward this dialectic complexity framework it is the conclusion of this paper that this is a process involving reflections on assumptions and their... (More)
In this paper a dialectic complexity framework is presented and reflected upon. The purpose of the framework is to guide researchers and practitioners in rethinking and reframing underlying assumptions, and address how these have a possible influence and impact on researchers’ and practitioners’ processes of making sense, understanding, explaining, improving etc. aspects of different types of issues and endeavors. Applying the complexity framework means reconsideration of formative assumptions, and as such, provides guidance toward a transformative process perspective. Hence, in order to move toward this dialectic complexity framework it is the conclusion of this paper that this is a process involving reflections on assumptions and their impacts on phenomena and processes. Furthermore, applying the complexity framework involves operationalization of a new way of thinking through sense-making methods with close connections to the perceived contexts in question. (Less)
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Explorations in Complexity Thinking: Pre-Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Complexity and Philosophy
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ISCE Publishing
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  abstract     = {In this paper a dialectic complexity framework is presented and reflected upon. The purpose of the framework is to guide researchers and practitioners in rethinking and reframing underlying assumptions, and address how these have a possible influence and impact on researchers’ and practitioners’ processes of making sense, understanding, explaining, improving etc. aspects of different types of issues and endeavors. Applying the complexity framework means reconsideration of formative assumptions, and as such, provides guidance toward a transformative process perspective. Hence, in order to move toward this dialectic complexity framework it is the conclusion of this paper that this is a process involving reflections on assumptions and their impacts on phenomena and processes. Furthermore, applying the complexity framework involves operationalization of a new way of thinking through sense-making methods with close connections to the perceived contexts in question.},
  author       = {Nilsson, Fredrik},
  keyword      = {complexity theory,paradigmatic frameworks},
  language     = {eng},
  publisher    = {ISCE Publishing},
  series       = {Explorations in Complexity Thinking: Pre-Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Complexity and Philosophy},
  title        = {Towards a dialectic complexity framework: Philosophical reflections},
  year         = {2007},
}