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Chaotic Logic: Language, Thought, and Reality from the Perspective of Complex Systems Science

Chaotic Logic: Language, Thought, and Reality from the Perspective of Complex Systems Science (IFSR International Series on Systems Science and Engineering) (Hardcover) by Ben Goertzel

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Rhizomik project

The "Rhizomik initiative" claims to have "modelled a meaningful portion of the Semantic Web showing that it satisfies Complex Systems properties":

Chaos and the power of assemblies

Giuseppe Vitiello has been working with W. J. Freeman to relate the properties of many-body systems to cognition.

Here is a paper on possible relationships between quantum theory, symmetry breaking, and chaotic classical Hamiltonians:

Wolfgang Wildgen's "Catastrophe theoretical models in semantics"

John Sowa writing on the Ontolog discussion list 2007 (

"René Thom, who founded catastrophe theory and received the Fields
Medal for his efforts, was firmly convinced that all areas of human
perception and cognition -- language, in particular -- depend on
features that are closely related to catastrophe theory.

Wolfgang Wildgen is a linguist who developed Thom's ideas on
catastrophe theory applied to of semantics. For various papers
and PowerPoint slides (in English, German, and French) see

Complexity of patterns: cellular automata

"We have seen that the Glider Gun generates ordered gliders every 30 generations, and that the generation process is chaotic: it exhibits the butterfly effect."

Gosper's glider gun

"Conway conjectured on the existence of infinitely growing patterns, and offered a reward for an example. Gosper was the first to find such a pattern (specifically, the Glider gun), and won the prize."

Walter J. Freeman - Observable chaos in EEG studies of the brain.

"Our studies have led us as well to the discovery in the brain of chaos- complex behavior that seems random but actually has some hidden order. The chaos is evident in the tendency of vast collections of neurons to shift abruptly and simultaneously from one complex activity pattern to another in response to the smallest of inputs.

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