Reflexivity, complexity, and the nature of social science

@article{Beinhocker2013ReflexivityCA,
  title={Reflexivity, complexity, and the nature of social science},
  author={Eric D. Beinhocker},
  journal={Journal of Economic Methodology},
  year={2013},
  volume={20},
  pages={330 - 342}
}
In 1987, George Soros introduced his concepts of reflexivity and fallibility and has further developed and applied these concepts over subsequent decades. This paper attempts to build on Soros's framework, provide his concepts with a more precise definition, and put them in the context of recent thinking on complex adaptive systems. The paper proposes that systems can be classified along a ‘spectrum of complexity’ and that under specific conditions not only social systems but also natural and… Expand
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