Emergence & Systems Thinking

In this video, we talk about systems thinking and how it is related to the idea of emergence. A system is a set of elements and relationships between those elements through which they form a whole. Thus when we look at a composite entity like a tree or a chair we could equally ask a different question from talking about the parts. We could ask how are the parts interrelated to form the whole organization. This is a very different way of looking at the world, this approach to reasoning about some entity is call synthesis. Where synthesis means "the combination of components or elements to form a connected whole."