Friday, August 11, 2006

Creative thinking and Emergence

Here am I again!

Creative thinking is, in some points of view, a way of climbing the steps of a better level of awareness. Edward de Bono is regarded as the leading authority in the world in the field of creative thinking. This author, in his remarkable book “Six Thinking Hats introduces us to a concept he calls Provocative operation. A kind of operator that allows us to break the logic of un idea, opening the field to a complete new system of rules and permitting new ideas, as if we were in another level of perception. This is an exercise under “the emergence phenomenon” I evoked in Transdisciplinarity and levels of awareness when I stated that “ emergence leads to new levels of reality and awareness”

I leave you with a definition of emergence given by Professor Yaneer Bar-Yam:

Emergence is...
  1. ...what parts of a system do together that they would not do by themselves: collective behavior.
  2. ...what a system does by virtue of its relationship to its environment that it would not do by itself: e.g. its function.
  3. ...the act or process of becoming an emergent system
You can go on reading a little more about that, trough the article Concepts in Complex Systems.

Finally, let’s end this post, exploring emergence.