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SimplexitySimplifying Principles for a Complex World$
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Alain Berthoz

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780300169348

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300169348.001.0001

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(p.199) Epilogue

Alain Berthoz

Yale University Press

This chapter summarizes the main themes covered and presents some final thoughts. It describes examples of simplexity in architecture, street corners, and music. It considers whether love is the ultimate form of simplexity. It concludes that simplexity is a way of living with the world. It favors elegance over dullness, intelligence over formal logic, subtlety over rigidness, diplomacy over authority. It is adaptive rather than normative or prescriptive, probabilistic rather than deterministic. It takes into account the perceiving body as well as consciousness, and it considers context.

Keywords:   simplexity, adaptive, consciousness, love, context

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