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In the Wake of Chaos

Unpredictable Order in Dynamical Systems

Stephen H. Kellert

In the Wake of Chaos

Stephen H. Kellert

190 pages | 14 line drawings, 1 table | 5-1/4 x 8 | © 1993
Paper $26.00 ISBN: 9780226429762 Published December 1994
Cloth $32.00 ISBN: 9780226429748 Published June 1993
E-book $7.00 to $26.00 About E-books ISBN: 9780226429823 Published October 1994
Chaos theory has captured scientific and popular attention. What began as the discovery of randomness in simple physical systems has become a widespread fascination with "chaotic" models of everything from business cycles to brainwaves to heart attacks. But what exactly does this explosion of new research into chaotic phenomena mean for our understanding of the world? In this timely book, Stephen Kellert takes the first sustained look at the broad intellectual and philosophical questions raised by recent advances in chaos theory—its implications for science as a source of knowledge and for the very meaning of that knowledge itself.
Contents
Acknowledgments
Prologue
1: What Is Chaos Theory?
2: Varieties of the Impossible
3: Unpeeling the Layers of Determinism
4: On the Way to Dynamic Understanding
5: Beyond the Clockwork Hegemony
References
Index
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