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How Far Can We Go Through Social System?


  • Hokky Situngkir

    (Bandung Fe Institute)


The paper elaborates an endeavor on applying the algorithmic information-theoretic computational complexity to meta-social-sciences. It is motivated by the effort on seeking the impact of the well-known incompleteness theorem to the scientific methodology approaching social phenomena. The paper uses the binary string as the model of social phenomena to gain understanding on some problems faced in the philosophy of social sciences or some traps in sociological theories. The paper ends on showing the great opportunity in recent social researches and some boundaries that limit them.

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  • Hokky Situngkir, 2004. "How Far Can We Go Through Social System?," Method and Hist of Econ Thought 0409002, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpmh:0409002
    Note: Type of Document - pdf; pages: 10. The paper is an effort on applying the Gregory Chaitin's algorithmic information-theoretic computational complexity to meta-social-sciences.

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    1. Situngkir, Hokky, 2011. "Pengertian dari dan untuk ketakmengertian: Social Complexity sebagai cara pandang baru dalam memahami fenomena sosial
      [Understanding from and to the inability to understand: Social Complexity as a
      ," MPRA Paper 30871, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    2. Situngkir, Hokky, 2016. "Agent-Based Model for River-Side Land-living: Portrait of Bandung Indonesian Cikapundung Park Case Study," MPRA Paper 71078, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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    meta-sociology; algorithmic information theory; incompleteness theorem; sociological theory; sociological methods;

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    • B - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology

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