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Author Poli, Roberto, 1955-
Title Introduction to anticipation studies / Roberto Poli.
Imprint Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2017]
2017.

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Author Poli, Roberto, 1955-
Series Anticipation science ; volume 1.
Anticipation science ; v. 1.
Subject Future, The -- Social aspects.
Expectation (Philosophy)
Expectation (Psychology)
Description 1 online resource.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed September 12, 2017).
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction -- Anticipation in the natural sciences -- Anticipation in the human and social sciences -- Understanding the future -- Anticipation in philosophy -- Ontological sketches -- Process, cause, and emergence -- Time and times -- Systems -- Complexity -- Impredicativity -- The modeling relation -- The self-generation of models -- Applying anticipation -- What next?
Summary "This book presents the theory of anticipation, and establishes anticipation of the future as a legitimate topic of research. It examines anticipatory behavior, i.e. a behavior that 'uses' the future in its actual decisional process. The book shows that anticipation violates neither the ontological order of time nor causation. It explores the question of how different kinds of systems anticipate, and examines the risks and uses of such anticipatory practices. The book first summarizes the research on anticipation conducted within a range of different disciplines, and describes the connection between the anticipatory point of view and futures studies. Following that, its chapters on Wholes, Time and Emergence, make explicit the ontological framework within which anticipation finds its place. It then goes on to discuss Systems, Complexity, and the Modeling Relation, and provides the scientific background supporting anticipation. It restricts formal technicalities to one chapter, and presents those technicalities twice, in formal and plain words to advance understanding. The final chapter shows that all the threads presented in the previous chapters naturally converge toward what has come to be called "Discipline of Anticipation""-- Provided by publisher.
ISBN 9783319630236 (electronic bk.)
3319630237 (electronic bk.)
3319630210
9783319630212
9783319630212
3319630210
ISBN/ISSN 10.1007/978-3-319-63023-6
9783319630212
OCLC # 1002643523
Additional Format Print verison: 9783319630212 3319630210 (OCoLC)992747321.


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