Title

Dialectics and Catastrophe

Published In

Current Topics in Cybernetics and Systems

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

1978

Subjects

Dialectics, Catastrophe theory, Cusp catastrophe, Butterfly catastrophe

Abstract

The three classical principles of Hegelian and Marxist dialectics, (1) the transformation of quantity into quality, (2) the unity and struggle of opposites, and (3) the negation of negation, can be modeled with the Catastrophe Theory of Renép Thorn and E. C. Zeeman, especially with the ‘elementary catastrophes’ known as the cusp and the butterfly.

Rights

© The World Organisation of General Systems and Cybernetics 1978

DOI

10.1007/978-3-642-93104-8_189

Persistent Identifier

https://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/36177

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