Natural Chance, Artificial Chance

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Massimo Negrotti
Peter Lang, 2008 - Social Science - 284 pages
Not only scientific research, but also modern-day social life, is demonstrating a strongly renewed interest in 'chance' - a theme that has accompanied the whole history of human thought. This volume brings together many of the topics in which chance, or randomness, plays a significant role.
The interest in randomness has been accentuated by the emergence of theories and concrete phenomena, which appear to be homing in upon the complex, many-sided, multidimensional and uncertain aspects of reality, such as the dynamics of living or economic systems, or of technological and political trends. Furthermore, in scientific and technological fields, there is a growing need for 'good' random sequences of numbers or symbols for use in simulation or testing activities, cryptographic methods, and so on.
 

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Contents

Massimo Negrotti
9
Baggi
25
Danila Bertasio
47
Aldo Celeschi
65
Mario Compiani
89
Maurizio Dapor
103
Gal
129
Giuseppe Lanzavecchia
143
STEFANO A E Leoni
157
Giorgio Mainini
177
Ephraim Nissan
195
Giuseppe Padovani
259
FUMIHIKO SATOFUKA
275
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About the author (2008)

The Editor: Massimo Negrotti is Full Professor of Methodology of Human Sciences and Director of IMES-LCA at the University of Urbino. He has published several books on artificiality, introducing the term naturoids as a key word for understanding man-machine relations.

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