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Edgar Morin discusses the notion of "complexity" in all its forms at the UM6P campus of Benguerir

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Edgar Morin discusses the notion of "complexity" in all its forms at the UM6P campus of Benguerir

 

 

Last Wednesday, UM6P hosted Mr. Edgar Morin. Alternately philosopher, sociologist and french essayist, he addressed at length the concept of "complexity".

Nearly a century old, the author of the best-selling book "Memories come to meet me" has, at first, opposed the notion of complication to that of complexity. According to him, the latter "has no explanatory value at the beginning and one retains only uncertainty and mixed things".

The inventor of the sociology of the present, who spoke at a conference in hybrid format on the theme of "the challenges of thinking in a complex world", explained that a thing can be complicated but at the same time very simple.

On the other hand, the real enemy of complexity is, according to him, "the simplification that can be achieved gradually".

The author of more than 100 books (translated into 28 languages) goes further in the analysis and specifies that the complexity is in any system, which is "a set of elements associated with each other in an organization that produces" what he finely qualified as "organized whole".

The "sacred monster of philosophy", as the French media describe him, rewinds and describes this "organized whole" as a system that produces quality, noting that "the human being is capable of self-organization because of the complexity of its structure,".

 

Source : La MAP – Agence Marocaine de Presse

 

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