The concepts of evolution and complexity theory have become part
of the intellectual ether permeating the life sciences, the social
and behavioral sciences, and, more recently, management science and
economics. In this book, John E. Mayfield elegantly synthesizes
core concepts from multiple disciplines to offer a new approach to
understanding how evolution works and how complex organisms,
structures, organizations, and social orders can and do arise based
on information theory and computational science.
Intended for the intellectually adventuresome, this book
challenges and rewards readers with a nuanced understanding of
evolution and complexity that offers consistent, durable, and
coherent explanations for major aspects of our life experiences.
Numerous examples throughout the book illustrate evolution and
complexity formation in action and highlight the core function of
computation lying at the work's heart.