Category: Publications

Is there still a distinction between a Human and a Robot?

The IEEE (“Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers” – the world’s largest professional association) recently published Version 2 of Ethically Aligned Design: A Vision for Prioritizing Human Well-being with Autonomous and Intelligent Systems (A/IS), produced by the IEEE Global Initiative on

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The Anthropocene and Climate Change: An Existential Crisis

BCSSS Fellow, Robert K. Logan, Prof. Emeritus of Physics at the University of Toronto, just completed an article in which he discusses the fine structure of the advent of the anthropocene according to lead technologies. Climate change is, in his opinion,

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Stefan Blachfellner appointed as International Advisory Board Member for the Routledge Handbook of Systems Thinking

The editors of the forthcoming Routledge Handbook of Systems Thinking invited Stefan Blachfellner, Managing Director of the Bertalanffy Center for the Study of Systems Science, to join the International Advisory Board. The Handbook of Systems Thinking will contain new chapters

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“Strategies for Discovering Scientific Systems Principles”. New paper by David Rousseau

On the 25th of September 2017 the latest paper by BCSSS Scientific Council member and leader of the BCSSS Research Group “Systems Science and Philosophy” David Rousseau was published: “Strategies for Discovering Scientific Systems Principles” in the journal “Systems Research

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May 30th 2017. Book Launch! Social Morphogenesis: Five Years of Inquiring Into Social Change

We are pleased to announce the presentation of the Springer book series “Social Morphogenesis” on May 30th 2017 at the the British Library in London. The Centre for Social Ontology (CSO) carried out five workshops of experts from different fields

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“Systems Research”. New Publications by BCSSS Scientific Council Member David Rousseau

We are pleased to announce a number of new published papers edited or co-edited by David Rousseau in March 2017: The first one was the release of  “Systems Research” on 9th March 2017 by the co-authors Mary C. Edison, Pamela Buckle-Henning,

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Information from Physics to Social Science

Members of the Emergent systems, information and society Research Group have, among others, contributed to a special issue of the European Physical Journal Special Topics on “Information in Physics and Beyond”. Information as basic phenomenon in our world needs a

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The Future Information Society. New Book release

“The accelerated technological development of the modern society is not accompanied by an equally rapid growth in scientific insight, let alone foresight, into the impact of technology on the levels of society other than that of technological organization. […] The public

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