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A Study on the Philosophical Logics of the Methodology for the Complex System

  • Korean Society and Public Administration
  • Abbr : KSPA
  • 2017, 27(4), pp.1-30
  • Publisher : Seoul Association For Public Administration
  • Research Area : Social Science > Public Administration

Seong Nam Kang 1

1한국방송통신대학교

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ABSTRACT

This study explores the logic and philosophical context of research methodology for complex system. This paper discusses the epistemology of simple paradigm and complexity paradigm as a starting point. I look at the core concepts of complex systems in order to understand the complex system paradigm. The implication of the philosophical logic of complex systems is presented. The mechanistic thought system strengthened Newton’s paradigm to understand the world by the laws of motion that move the trajectory set according to the causality inherent in the object. The ontology, epistemology, and methodology that make up the new world view are the elements that support complex ideas based on organicism. The emergence of interactions between elements in a system of many components is a key characteristic of complex systems. The pathology of knowledge by simple paradigm , which emphasized the principle of separation, reduction, and abstraction, relying on the conventional mechanical and reductionist thought system, has produced a serious side effect. They failed to properly understand the phenomena and events, human context and totality, multi-dimensionality and complexity, and the chance of intervening in the phenomenon. In this paper, I examine the philosophical logic of methodology as well as epistemology to deepen understanding of complexity. Along with the origin of the organic reason, I am also identifying the possibility of generalization of knowledge on complexity and the problem of context-dependent knowledge. Complexity thinking is based on the perception that knowledge arises in relation to the environment. Therefore, complexity thinking focuses attention on interactivity and interpretation of results. Organicistic thinking suggests a certain point of view and analysis framework for knowledge formation on complexity.

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