The Social Complexity of Big Data: On the Limits of Naturalism in a Digital World

29 January 2018 - 30 January 2018


Cette rencontre dans le cadre du contrat H2020 Odycceus se tient à Venise

This workshop aims at bringing together scholars from different backgrounds in a constructive and mutually curious setting, with the aim of allowing complexity/computer science engage seriously with philosophy of social systems, and vice versa. What are the possibilities of social scientific knowledge and the limits of naturalism in a digital world? Could an integration between an explicit social ontology with methods and theories from complexity science provide the foundation for “the development of a situated, reflexive and contextually nuanced epistemology” capable of panning for gold in the muddy waters of the digital data deluge?

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