Special Issue on Evolutionary dynamics of social systems
• 大类 : 生物 - 4区
• 小类 : 生物学 - 4区
• 小类 : 数学与计算生物学 - 3区
We are living in decades of extremely fast and deep social change at a global scale, almost unprecedented in the historical record, and only comparable to the combined effects of the scientific and industrial revolutions. Making sense of the occurring transformations and helping to orient for a viable future –with so many challenges ahead – goes beyond any single mind or beyond any particular branch of the sciences, including the social sciences themselves. Indeed a new dialog on the evolution and dynamics of societies, from a combination of perspectives involving all the major sciences, has become a highly convenient and timely exercise. From its founding in 1967, BioSystems has been an avant-garde journal, and has explored the densest interdisciplinary/multidisciplinary topics in the different epochs, exemplified by charismatic chief editors such as the team formed by Michael Conrad and Lynn Margulis.
At the present social juncture, we invite the scholarly community to join this BioSystems special issue, apportioning views from areas such as evolutionary biology, paleo-anthropology, evolutionary psychology, origin of language, network science, non-linear economics, "social physics", social psychology, social and political sciences, artificial intelligence, computer science, and of course the new approaches to history and social evolution. We can only promise that the collaboration will be an exciting collective enterprise.