Manuel Landa

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Manuel Landa

Emergent properties result from interactions between individual parts, so it follows that a top down analytical approach that begins with the whole and dissects it into its constituent parts is bound to miss precisely those emergent propertiesMore Manuel Landa [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
But [in bureaucracies], too, decision making takes place in a world full of unceratinties. Any actual system of information processing, planning and control will never be optimal but merely practical, applying rote responses to recurrent problems and employing a variety of contingency tactics to deal with unforeseen events.More Manuel Landa [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Any materialist philosophy must take as its point of departure the existence of a material world that is independent of our minds.More Manuel Landa [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
We live in a world populated by structures - a complex mixture of geological, biological, social, and linguistic constructions that are nothing but accumulations of materials shaped and hardened by historyMore Manuel Landa [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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