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A SUM of Science: The Taxonomy and Methodology of Sociophysics

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A SUM of Science: The Taxonomy and Methodology of Sociophysics

Arnopoulos, Paris (1993) A SUM of Science: The Taxonomy and Methodology of Sociophysics. Knowledge Organization, 20 (3). pp. 139-149. ISSN 0943-7444

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Abstract

Attempt to order the main parameters of scientific theory into a coherent taxonomy. To that end, a System Unification Model (SUM) is constructed which serves as a formal frame classifying the salient structures and functions of empirical existence. The terse presentation should give a synopsis of the scope and method of knowledge organization applicable in a global scale.

The methodology used is based on a Triadic Interface Paradigm which combines dialectic and syllogic algorithms to arrive at synthetic conclusions of general applications. This holistic perspective situates the static and dynamic contents of matter, energy and information systems in their space-time context. Finally, these dimensions are manipulated by formal operational codes to produce systemic and systematic knowledge.

The Model has been used to demonstrate a new Theory of Sociophysics which integrates the basic principles of social and natural sciences into an all-inclusive conceptual framework. Sociophysics assumes the fundamental isomorphism of nature and culture, thereby projecting heuristic metaphors between them. As a result, it contributes in enhancing, understanding and appreciating the global picture of human reality.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Arts and Science > Political Science
Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Authors:Arnopoulos, Paris
Journal or Publication:Knowledge Organization
Date:1993
ID Code:983137
Deposited By: DANIELLE DENNIE
Deposited On:01 Nov 2017 15:21
Last Modified:18 Jan 2018 17:56
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