[Humanist] 23.618 intro to complexity theory?

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Tue Feb 2 07:03:57 CET 2010


                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 23, No. 618.
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        Date: Tue, 02 Feb 2010 06:02:12 +0000
        From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>
        Subject: complexity?

I am looking for an intelligent introduction to complexity theory meant 
for the beginner. And, while you're thinking about that, please let me 
know, if you happen to know, where John von Neumann defines the idea as 
the point at which the structure of an object becomes simpler than a 
description of its properties (that's from Dupuy's The Mechanization of 
Mind, where von Neumann's ideas are discussed.

Many thanks.

Yours,
WM
-- 
Willard McCarty, Professor of Humanities Computing,
King's College London, staff.cch.kcl.ac.uk/~wmccarty/;
Editor, Humanist, www.digitalhumanities.org/humanist;
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