[Humanist] 31.270 combinatorics?

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 31, No. 270.
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        Date: Wed, 30 Aug 2017 14:13:45 +0100
        From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>
        Subject: combinatorics?

I am looking for an explanation of the intellectual reach of 
combinatorics with examples of the kinds of non-mathematical problems it 
can deal with and what the outcomes are like. Chess and go are, I'd 
suppose, obvious examples, but what about problems in the humanities and 
interpretative social sciences?

Any help, references, suggestions would be most welcome.

Willard McCarty (www.mccarty.org.uk/), Professor emeritus, Department of
Digital Humanities, King's College London; Adjunct Professor, Western
Sydney University and North Carolina State University; Editor,
Interdisciplinary Science Reviews (www.tandfonline.com/loi/yisr20)

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