New Directions in the Philosophy of Science

A Philosophical Analysis of Chaos Theory

Authors: Zuchowski, Lena C.

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  • Elucidates the many co-existing chaos definitions
    Explores a topic that is of interest to both philosophers and scientists
    Analyses the unresolved question of whether there is in fact chaos in nature

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This book provides an analysis of the construction, diagnosis (as chaotic) and evaluation of models in chaos theory. It contains a detailed look at the interaction of the different models used in chaos theory and analyses how these models influence the way chaos is defined. Furthermore, the book discusses the conditions for the occurrence of chaos and the detection of chaos in nature. 

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Lena Zuchowski is Assistant Professor in Logic and Philosophy of Science at the University of Salzburg, Austria.

Reviews

“The author discusses basic issues in the emergent chaos theory that, in a few decades, had enormous impact in science and philosophy. The book is a smooth introduction to the basic concepts of chaos theory … . This book is a valuable contribution to the discussions about the philosophy of chaos theory.” (Ubiratan D'Ambrosio, zbMATH 1387.00016, 2018)

“I did find the book interesting to read. In particular, I found it interesting that mathematical modeling and numerical approximation play an important role in the author's philosophical considerations of chaos theory. … I still find the book to be largely readable and the writing to be clear and accessible.” (Jason M. Graham, Mathematical Reviews, March, 2019)


Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A Philosophical Analysis of Chaos Theory
Authors
Series Title
New Directions in the Philosophy of Science
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-54663-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-54663-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-54662-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-85448-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 138
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations
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