Author Archives: Michael D. McDermott

Feature Article: Complexity Epistemology, Complexity Axiology, and Real Property Rights

Feature Articles / June 2011

Michael McDermott and Spike Boydell




An intellectual foment has been under way for the last few decades, with the limitations of modernist scientism and similarly mechanistic philosophies being revealed as fraudulent insofar as they make claims to any magisterial authority—in particular, over life and social sciences. The ground is shifting beneath our conceptual feet, and with it notions of our rights over the ground itself.

Central to the emerging paradigm is the co-evolutionary …