Complexity in Nature, Society, and Cognition

Bibliography: Volgograd: ‘Uchitel’ Publishing House, 2023. – 192 pp.
Edited by:  L. E. Grinin and A. V. Korotayev.
ISBN 978-5-7057-6261-3
Editorial Council:

H. Barry III (USA), Yu. Е. Berezkin (Russia), M. L. Butovskaya (Russia), Ch. Chase-Dunn (USA), V. V. Chernykh (Russia), D. Christian (Australia), S. Gavrilets (USA), А. V. Dybo (Russia), K. Yu. Es'kov (Russia), I. V. Ilyin (Russia), P. Herrmann (Ireland), D. LePoire (USA), G. G. Malinetsky (Russia), A. V. Markov (Russia), A. Yu. Militarev (Russia), M. V. Mina (Russia), V. de Munck (USA), E. B. Naymark (Russia), A. D. Panov (Russia), Zh. I. Reznikova (Russia), B. H. Rodrigue (USA), P. Skalník (Czech Republic), F. Spier (Nether-lands).

The present volume is the ninth issue of the ‘Evolution’ Yearbook series.

Our Yearbooks are designed to present to its readers the widest possible spectrum of subjects and issues: from universal evolutionism to the analysis of particular evolutionary regularities in the development of the Universe, cosmos, stars, and planets, the Earth, chemical, biological, and social systems, culture, cognition, language, etc. Their main objective is the creation of a unified interdisciplinary field of research, within which scientists specializing in different disciplines could work within the framework of unified or similar paradigms, using common terminology and searching for common rules, tendencies and regularities.

The title of this issue is Complexity in Nature, Society, and Cognition. If we ask ourselves what are the most general concepts that can encompass the whole evolution, the whole field of evolutionary studies, hardly anyone would argue that one of the main concepts is complexity.

This issue consists of four sections: Complexity in Evolution; Social Evolution; Civilizations and Ideology; Reviews and Essays.

This Yearbook will be useful both for those who study interdisciplinary macroproblems and for specialists working in focused directions, as well as for those who are interested in evolutionary issues of Cosmology, Biology, History, Anthropology, Economics and other areas of study. More than that, this edition will challenge and excite your vision of your own life and the new discoveries going on around us.