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.