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…

China’s “Intelligent Society” from a philosophical point of view

On the occasion of the opening of the Western China Science and Technology Innovation Harbour in Xi’an jang in Xi’an, Shaanxi, five international experts were invited to present their views via online Teams connection in a Senior Forum on The…

A paradigm shift for the Great Bifurcation

The evolution of humanity faces a Great Bifurcation: either a breakthrough to a regime of global governance in which the self-made global challenges in the social, ecological and technological realm can be kept under control or a breakdown threatening with…

Proceedings of the IS4SI Summit Berkeley 2019 on Artificial Intelligence out now

Mark Burgin, GSIS Chief Information Scientist, Gordana Dodig-Crnkovic, Member of the Emergent Systems Group, and Marcin Schroeder, President of the International Society for Information Studies (IS4SI), published the proceedings of the IS4SI Berkeley Summit on AI in 2019. They collected…

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