Wolfgang Hofkirchner archives

Evolutionary dynamics of social systems – looking for a new dialogue

Under that title, a special issue of the journal Biosystems was released recently. More than twenty contributions have been edited by Pedro C. Marijuán, Bioinformation and Systems Biology Group at the Aragon Health Sciences Institute in Zaragoza, Spain, and Andrei…

The International Review of Information Ethics migrated to Alberta

The International Review of Information Ethics (IRIE) founded by renowned information philosopher – the first in the West – Rafael Capurro, has found a new platform after his retirement. Jared Bielby, research associate at the University of Alberta in Edmonton,…

Luhmann on economy: a philosophical counterdraft to the homo economicus approach?

David Braunstein, member of GSIS, writes his philosophical dissertation on the emergent system of economy in the Luhmannian sense. That conception can be understood as a criticism of the assumptions of homo economicus that is still en vogue in mainstream…

Annual Wittenberg meeting of Institut für Design Science München

4 to 6 September 2020, the Institut für Design Science München organised its traditional face-to-face event in Wittenberg (2018, 2019), this time without co-organisers and under the conditions of restrictions according to the COVID-19 pandemic. The GSIS Emergent Systems Group…

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