A Crude Look at the Whole: The Science of Complex Systems in Business, Life, and Society

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"Imagine trying to understand a stained glass window by breaking it into pieces and examining it one shard at a time. While you could probably learn a lot about each piece, you would have no idea about what the entire picture looks like. This is reductionism--the idea that to understand the world we only need to study its pieces--and it is how most social scientists approach their work. In [this book], social scientist and economist John H. Miller shows why we need to start looking at whole pictures. For one thing, whether ...

A Crude Look at the Whole: The Science of Complex Systems in Business, Life, and Society 2016, Basic Books, New York

ISBN-13: 9780465055692

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