MS#159. Schismogenesis, 2020
Subjects: Cybernetics
Abstract: 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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