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Socjologia wobec złożoności współczesnego świata
Sociology and the Complexity of the Modern World

Author(s): Rafał Drozdowski, Tomasz Szlendak
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Instytut Filozofii i Socjologii Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: complexity; complexity theory; complexity science

Summary/Abstract: The paper presents four strategies that sociology employs in the face of social complexity and the development of complexity science. The first strategy comes down to announcing bankruptcy on the part of the discipline or playing the role of a minor consortium member in transdisciplinary research projects within complexity science. The second strategy is 'buying' the explanatory style and methodological culture of complexity science. The third one is becoming indebted to complexity theory terminology. The fourth strategy, the most difficult one, is to develop its own, distinct sociological theory of complexity.

  • Issue Year: 211/2013
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 7-17
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Polish