Knowledge Defies Entropy

The SantaFe Institue SFIPress has the great theme of Knowledge defies entropy.

Knowledge Defies Entropy

Just released is the publication The Complex Alternative: Complexity Scientists on the COVID-19 Pandemic. Most papers in the first (of three) part were available as on-line posts in the “Transmission series“, dedicated to the reflections and research based on the COVID-19 pandemic.

Also published recently: Complexity Economics: Proceedings of the Santa Fe Institute’s 2019 Fall Symposium. A key article “Can complexity economics save the world?” (It has to) from Eric Beinhocker is available as an on-line lecture from the symposium, and in a more recent version (titled How Complexity Economics Can Save the World).
This rather philosophical, but insightfull rationale starts from the current vision o economical thinking, and the need to descent to the roots o behavioural theory and moral philosophy.

Current Economic Thinking

Most of our economic models still believe in the old-fashioned (and proven to be wrong) concept of the ‘Homo Economicus’.
In order to build a more appropriate ceonomic system, we need to consider the human (and humane- characteristics of prosocial behaviours, proper to intelligent individuals and societies of Homo Sapiens, and build on top of these an eudaemonic (in stead of hedonistic) economy.

Better is possible…

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