New Directions for Evidence Science, Complex Adaptive Systems, and a Possibly Unprovable Hypothesis About Human Flourishing

13 Pages Posted: 20 Aug 2018

Date Written: July 30, 2018

Abstract

Trials, legal systems, governments, and market economies are all complex adaptive systems. Viewing them in that light opens up new avenues for research, and leads to a possibly unprovable supposition that human flourishing well be enhanced at the intersection of societies with a commitment to the rule of law that embrace free elections, market economies and responsive legal systems of which the common law is the paradigmatic example. These complex adaptive systems have the advantage of feedback mechanisms that may facilitate the intelligent exploitation of the vast amount of information contained in each of the systems.

Keywords: evidence, procedure, complex adaptive systems, complexity theory, human flourishing, common law, markets, elections

Suggested Citation

Allen, Ronald Jay, New Directions for Evidence Science, Complex Adaptive Systems, and a Possibly Unprovable Hypothesis About Human Flourishing (July 30, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3223160 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3223160

Ronald Jay Allen (Contact Author)

Northwestern University Law School ( email )

375 E. Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
United States
312-503-8372 (Phone)
312-503-2035 (Fax)

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