Gre za prelomno besedilo, ki bo zanimalo predvsem akademske bralce s področij filozofije znanosti, metodologije v družboslovnih raziskavah in javnem upravljanju ter evalvatorje projektov programov in politik.
»As long as one restrains from oversimplifications, achieving simplicity is anything but simple.”
“A profound transformation from modern and postmodern to complex societies has been underway since the 1990s. Complex conditions call for developing a new kind of social thought that is as different from modern and postmodern thoughts as they were from eighteenth century thoughts (Wallerstein). The concept of social complexity rests on the incommensurability of its two explanatory axes: vertical and in horizontal. Only when vertical and horizontal axes of social complexity orthogonally intersect they create a coordinate plane in the middle, which enables complex explanation in the evaluative and so in mesoscopic way. In the geometry of thinking, a complex whole is not comprehensible directly and objectively in terms of its constitutive domains, but only by evaluation of overlaps between domains on the periphery, which is in the area of their inconsistencies arising from incompleteness and uncertainty that accompany comprehension in each domain of complexity. One can deal with inconsistencies rationally only in irrational way. Emerging social complexity requires opening of the science to the irrational, without rejecting the rational. Evaluative irrational rationality arises as a prominent driver of holistic comprehension of complex society.”