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Chaos and Order: Complex Dynamics in Literature and Science

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The scientific discovery that chaotic systems embody deep structures of order is one of such wide-ranging implications that it has attracted attention across a spectrum of disciplines, including the humanities. In this volume, fourteen theorists explore the significance for literary and cultural studies of the new paradigm of chaotics, forging connections between contempor ...more
Paperback, 316 pages
Published August 13th 1991 by University Of Chicago Press (first published 1991)
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“The microcomputer, for example, has been extremely important in the development of chaos theory, for it allows mathematics to be practiced as an experimental science. It has also affected how people have imagined themselves and their relation to the world. The two come together when someone sits down in front of a computer to model a dynamical non-linear system. Because the computer permits interaction, the practitioner need not proceed through the traditional m
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