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Chaos, philosophy: chaos is a state of disorder. Physical chaos research is about the conditions under which an originally non-chaotic and thus predictable behavior of a nonlinear dynamic system becomes unpredictable behavior through relatively small external influences. See also prediction, experiments, forces, determinism.
Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

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Hennig Genz on Chaos - Dictionary of Arguments

II 169
Chaos/Genz: chaos does not yet occur if a system is able to distribute the possible forms of movement over several of its parts.
Isolation of subsystems prevents chaos.
Context/Genz: in nature, everything does not depend on everything, so that chaos can occur but does not have to.
>Description levels/Genz
II 170
Chaos/Genz: chaos can be distinguished from coincidence. Also in case of chaos, the initial values determine the final values.
>Concidence, >Contingency, >Facts, >Reality, >Description.
This means that the sequences of values are not independent of each other. Therefore, they allow the construction of universal numbers, which come out immediately in all chaotic processes determined by deterministic equations.
cf. >Determinism.

Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments
The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

Gz I
H. Genz
Gedankenexperimente Weinheim 1999

Henning Genz
Wie die Naturgesetze Wirklichkeit schaffen. Über Physik und Realität München 2002

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