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LIMA, Gilson. Sociology in complexity.Translated byMarcelo Severo. Sociologias [online]. 2006, vol.2Selected edition, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1517-4522.
The article is a simultaneously didactic and informative deep introduction on the emergence of the paradigm of complexity for sociology. Along the narrative, we make comparisons, which allows the reader who is not familiar with the themes of science to identify the macro-paradigmatic pre-modern differences from simple modernity and the emergence of the paradigm of complexity. Whenever it is possible, we define and exemplify the terms, assertions, and principles that are significant for an understanding of the theme. We have also made numerous indications of authors and works within the narrative, thus those willing might take a deeper dive in the pathways of sociology of complexity. The article starts with an introduction that defines, after Thomas Kuhn, the concept of paradigm. Then we comparatively develop the most important principles of the paradigm of complexity. And finally, we draw attention for some challenges of sociology in complexity, warning against the risks of paralysis of complexity in the hard task of re-linking knowledges in face of the hyper-specialization present in the crisis of the paradigm of simple modernity.
Keywords : paradigm of complexity; sociology and complexity; knowledge of knowledge; modulation of complexity.