Complexity and the Human Experience: Modeling Complexity in by Paul A. Youngman, Mirsad Hadzikadic

By Paul A. Youngman, Mirsad Hadzikadic

Questions of values, ontologies, ethics, aesthetics, discourse, origins, language, literature, and that means don't lend themselves without difficulty, or frequently, to equations, possibilities, and versions. despite the fact that, with the elevated adoption of typical technological know-how instruments in economics, anthropology, and political science—to identify just a couple of social clinical fields highlighted during this volume—quantitative tools within the humanities have gotten extra universal.

The thought of complexity holds major promise for larger realizing social and human phenomena in keeping with interactions one of the engaging "agents," no matter what they're: a concept, someone, a talk, a sentence, or an e mail. Such structures can show part transitions, suggestions loops, self-organization, and emergent houses. those dynamic platforms lend themselves clearly to the type of research made attainable via versions and simulations built with complicated technological know-how instruments. This quantity bargains a travel of quantitative analyses, types, and simulations of humanities and social technology phenomena which have been traditionally the purview of qualitative tools.

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Polarization type 7: Multiple opinion convergence Given polarized groups on issue A, are these same groups polarized on B, C, and D? The more interlocked rival beliefs are within rival groups, the greater the polarization across the community. Fiorina and Abrams [34] note that intra-group polarization in this sense may increase even though population distributions on particular issues may not change. Bishop [35] notes that individuals may move to “neighborhoods where others have similar political views, changing their partisan identifications to match their ideological and issue positions” ([35], p.

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