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How can we think the complex

  title={How can we think the complex},
  author={Carlos Gershenson and Francis Heylighen},
  journal={arXiv: Adaptation and Self-Organizing Systems},
This chapter does not deal with specific tools and techniques for managing complex systems, but proposes some basic concepts that help us to think and speak about complexity. We review classical thinking and its intrinsic drawbacks when dealing with complexity. We then show how complexity forces us to take build models with indeterminacy and unpredictability. However, we can still deal with the problems created in this way by being adaptive, and profiting from a complex system’s capability for… 

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