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

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Maurice Yolles

John Moores University - Centre for the Creation of Coherent Change and Knowledge (C4K)

Gerhard Fink

Dept of International Business and Trade

Date Written: April 26, 2015

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Yolles, Maurice and Fink, Gerhard, A General Theory of Generic Modelling and Paradigm Shifts: Part 3 – The Extension (April 26, 2015). Kybernetes, Vol. 44 No. 2, 2015, Pp. 311-328. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2599171

Maurice Yolles

John Moores University - Centre for the Creation of Coherent Change and Knowledge (C4K) ( email )

Liverpool John Moores University
Liverpool
United Kingdom

Gerhard Fink (Contact Author)

Dept of International Business and Trade ( email )

Welthandelsplatz 1, Building D1
Wien, 1020
Austria
+43/1/313364331 (Phone)

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