Rolando García's Complex Systems Theory and Its Relevance to Sociocybernetics

Wednesday, 13 July 2016: 11:07
Location: Hörsaal 15 (Juridicum)
Oral Presentation
Gaston BECERRA, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina
Jose Antonio AMOZURRUTIA, Centro de Investigaciones Interdisciplinarias en Ciencias y Humanidades (CEIICH). UNAM, Mexico
Complex Systems Theory by the Argentine-Mexican physicist and epistemologist Rolando García provides a comprehensive framework to approach complex issues or complex problems requiring an interdisciplinary approach. In this work its theoretical framework, proposal for methodology and constructivist epistemology are summarized and evaluated in accordance to their relevance for sociocybernetic. In our opinion, García’s proposal not only shares core principles of sociocybernetics but also make several contributions to its major challenges: a dialectical analysis of the interdisciplinary praxis based on differentiations and integrations and supported by a strong reflexivity on research questions, observables and system variables; a discussion of how central the researchers’ political viewpoint is to framing the questions-guidelines and constructing the system; making observables and inferences explicit along with outlining the empirical complex.