Networkologies: A Philosophy of Networks for a Hyperconnected Age - A Manifesto, by Christopher Vitale; Hyperobjects: Philosophy and Ecology after the End of the World, by Timothy Morton; The Virtues of Ignorance: Complexity, Sustainability, and the Limit
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A proper material analysis of the world requires constant engagement with developments in science and philosophy. This panel hopes to explore the ideas how complexity science, evolution, computation, sync, and similar scientific and philosophical insights might inform today's left politics. The presentation will start with a discussion of basic principles of complexity theory such as linear vs non-linear systems, replication, feedback, emergent behavior, and sync. Within this framework we will look at some example phenomena in today's political discourse such as individual and systemic racism, third party politics, comparative revolutionary processes, and how complex systems inform debt unionization.