MS#159. Schismogenesis, 2020
- Subjects: Cybernetics
Dynamical systems theory is a branch of mathematics
about a century old.1 Catastrophe theory is a derivative of
dynamical systems theory, since 1966. And chaos theory is a
popular name for the applied and computational aspects of
dynamical systems theory, since 1974.
The basic ideas of these theories — attractors, basins, and
bifurcations — have been extensively applied in the sciences,
history, and philosophy. The underlying mathematical idea of
my writings on consciousness is the bifurcation concept. This
idea is also known as saltatory leap, major transformation,
schismogenesis, and other. Here I will lay out its origins.
- Written December 2020.
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by Ralph Abraham