The Complex Systems Approach: Rhetoric or Revolution

Topics in Cognitive Science 4 (1):72-77 (2012)
The complex systems approach (CSA) to characterizing cognitive function is purported to underlie a conceptual and methodological revolution by its proponents. I examine one central claim from each of the contributed papers and argue that the provided examples do not justify calls for radical change in how we do cognitive science. Instead, I note how currently available approaches in ‘‘standard’’ cognitive science are adequate (or even more appropriate) for understanding the CSA provided examples
Keywords Representation  Dynamics  Computation  Dynamic systems theory
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DOI 10.1111/j.1756-8765.2011.01169.x
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