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Chaos and Society : Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications - A. Albert

Chaos and Society

Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications

By: A. Albert (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st January 1995
ISBN: 9789051992144
Number Of Pages: 408
For Ages: 17 years old

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This publication reflects on the discussion on using chaos theory for the study of society. It 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.

Chaos and Society: An Introductionp. 1
Seven Fundamentals of Complexity for Social Science Researchp. 15
When is the Economy Not Like the Weather? The Problem of Extending Chaos Theory to the Social Sciencesp. 35
Using the Concept of Self-Organization to Understand Social System Change: Strengths and Limitationsp. 49
Co-evolution, Cascades d'evenements et Etats critiques auto-organisesp. 63
How Useful is the Complexity Paradigm Without Quantifiable Data? A Test Case: The Patronage of 5th-6th Century Buddhist Caves in Indiap. 83
From Chaos to Complexity: Perspectives on Time and Societyp. 101
Sociodynamics: the application of process methods to the social sciencesp. 117
Attitudes as Chaotic Attractors: Rethinking the Anita Hill/Clarence Thomas Affairp. 141
The Global Brain as a Modeling Paradigm for Crisis Managementp. 165
Chaos or Equilibrium in a Political Economyp. 193
Chaos et anarchiep. 211
The Role of Chaos and Self-Organization in the Development of Creative Organizationsp. 239
Chaos and Re-thinking the Public Policy Processp. 253
Social Engineering in the Post-Modern World: Chaos Theory, Social Legitimacy and Public Policyp. 267
Complex Strategies in the Iterated Prisoner's Dilemmap. 283
Evolving Artificial Moralities: Genetic Strategies, Spontaneous Orders, and Moral Catastrophep. 293
Chaos and Cooperationp. 309
Logistic Regression: A Method for Describing, Interpreting, and Forecasting Social Phenomenon with Nonlinear Equationsp. 329
Etude de la Dynamique des Populations par Simulationp. 339
Chaotic State Transitions in Brains as a Basis for the Formation of Social Groupsp. 355
Complexity in the Attention System of the Cognitive Generative Learning Processp. 371
Colour Platesp. 389
Author Indexp. 397
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ISBN: 9789051992144
ISBN-10: 9051992149
Series: Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 17 years old
For Grades: 12
Format: Hardcover
Language: English , French
Number Of Pages: 408
Published: 1st January 1995
Publisher: IOS Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.75
Edition Number: 1