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Unsimple Truths: Science, Complexity, and Policy

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The world is complex, but acknowledging its complexity requires an appreciation for the many roles context plays in shaping natural phenomena. In Unsimple Truths, Sandra Mitchell argues that the long-standing scientific and philosophical deference to reductive explanations founded on simple universal laws, linear causal models, and predict-and-act strategies fails to accommodate the kinds of knowledge that many contemporary sciences are providing about the world. She advocates, instead, for a new understanding that ...

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Unsimple Truths: Science, Complexity, and Policy 2009, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226532622

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