John N. Warfield, University Professor
George Mason University
Johnson Center Program
All Lectures are offered in the
JOHNSON CENTER CINEMA
on Monday at 8 AM
The period from 9 to 9:30 AM is reserved for discussion
While complexity will be the universal theme, the lectures will be divided among four categories:
An integrated presentation will be offered, in which the philosophy is related to the science, and the science is related to
applications in industry and government. The virtual absence of applications in higher education suggests that there is a
void waiting to be filled.
- Philosophy of Complexity
- Science of Complexity
- Applications in Industry and Government, and
- Implications for Higher Education.
Refreshments will be available.
The lectures will be offered in three groups, with three lectures presented in each of the four categories as follows.
GROUP 1 (Weeks 1-4).
GROUP 2 (Weeks 5-8)
- September 14. Philosophy 1. Thought Leaders and Their Contributions to Understanding Complexity.
- September 28. Science 1. Twenty Laws of Complexity, Three Categories of the Laws, and Five Indexes of Complexity, with values determined from applications.
- October 5. Applications in Industry and Government 1. Applications in the U. S. Food and Drug
Administration and in state and local government in Mexico.
- October 12. Implications for Higher Education 1.
GROUP 3 (Weeks 9-12)
- October 26. Philosophy 2. Seven Milestones in the History of Thought.
- November 2. Science 2. The Mathematics of Structure: its relevance to knowledge reconstruction in all fields of study
- November 9. Applications in Industry and Government 2. Applications in Ghana, Liberia, and Cyprus.
- November 16. Implications for Higher Education 2.
- November 23. Philosophy 3. The Legacy of Charles Sanders Peirce and the Experience of the Peirce
- November 30. Science 3. The Role of the Normative Sciences in Strategic Planning
- December 7. Applications in Industry and Government 3. Applications in Ford Motor Company, U. S.
Department of Energy, and U. S. Department of Defense.
- December 14. Implications for Higher Education 3
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