[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.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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Date: Tue, 02 Feb 2010 06:02:12 +0000
From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>
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.
Willard McCarty, Professor of Humanities Computing,
King's College London, staff.cch.kcl.ac.uk/~wmccarty/;
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