The dreams of reason: the computer and the rise of the sciences of complexity

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Simon and Schuster, 1988 - Social Science - 352 pages
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Describes the ability of computers to simulate complex systems, traces the rise of the science of complexity, and predicts the future influence of computers on business, science, telecommunications, and the military

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The dreams of reason: the computer and the rise of the sciences of complexity

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Pagels (New York Academy of Sciences) deals with three themes: development of the sciences of complexity (the extension of scientific frontiers into areas previously considered too complex for human ... Read full review

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A stunningly creative mind prematurely cut off by a bizarre accident. Husband of Elaine Pagels - yes that one. Read full review

Contents

Preface
11
Big Sur and the Apples of Cezanne
19
A New Synthesis of Science
35
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