A General Theory of Generic Modelling and Paradigm Shifts: Part 3 – The Extension
Kybernetes, Vol. 44 No. 2, 2015, Pp. 311-328
18 Pages Posted: 26 Apr 2015
Date Written: April 26, 2015
Part 3 is developing a fourth order simplex model, and exploring the potential for higher orders using recursive techniques through cultural agency theory. Higher orders of simplexity explain greater degrees of complexity relatively simply, and give rise to the development of new paradigms that are better able to explain perceived complex phenomena. Anticipating behaviour and responding to the needs of complexity and problematic issues requires modelling to facilitate analysis and diagnosis. Using arguments of anticipation as an imperative for inquiry, the purpose of this paper is to introduce generic modelling for living systems theory, and assigns the number of generic constructs to orders of simplex modelling. An nth simplex order rests in an nth order simplex cybernetic space. Higher order simplex models facilitate improvement in behavioural anticipation.
Keywords: Anticipating behaviour, complexity, generic modelling, cybernetic orders, paradigm, cultural agency theory, recursive models
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