What is Complexity? - The philosophy of complexity per se with application to some examples in evolution
In Section 2, I will discuss the broad use of complexity as a paradigm for new approaches to intractable systems; in Section 3, I will discuss the useful scope of the idea of complexity; in Section 4, I will try to clear some of the surrounding clutter of associated concepts paving the way to a definition in Section 5. Then the relation of this definition to some other definitions used in the field are discussed in Section 6, followed by the application of the definition to broader questions concerning the connection of complexity and evolution in Section 7.
Some of the ideas contained here have been at least partially expressed elsewhere, but not brought together in this form. To credit all of them would make the paper very unwieldy, for some surveys of the field see [4, 6, 7, 9, 10, 23, 13, 28, 29].
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