Item description for Chaos and Society, (Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications) by A. Albert...
Are the applications of chaos theory to social sciences following the same path as the hard sciences, from the scientific philosophy level to the quantitative science level? Or to put it more bluntly, is the chaos paradigm useful at all for the study of society? These questions underlie the main themes of this book, which explores the interface between chaos theory and the social sciences. A broad variety of fields (including Sociology, Anthropology, Economics, Political Science, Management, Philosophy and Cognitive Sciences) is represented in the book. The leading themes are: Conceptual and Methodological Issues, Social Connectionism and the Connectionist Mind, Social Institutions and Public Policy, and Social Simulations. The book includes the following topics: the relevance of the complexity-chaos paradigm for analyzing social systems, the usefulness of nonlinear dynamics for studying the formation and sustainability of social groups, the comparison between spontaneous social orders and spontaneous biological/natural orders, the building of Artificial Societies, and the contribution of the chaos paradigm to a better understanding and formulation of public policies.
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Studio: IOS Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.7" Width: 6.6" Height: 1.1" Weight: 1.8 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 1995
Publisher IOS Press
ISBN 9051992149 ISBN13 9789051992144
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