Chaos and Disorder

  • Karl W. Kratky
Part of the Springer Series in Synergetics book series (SSSYN, volume 58)


This article deals with the question of whether nature is dominated by chance or necessity. If one tries to answer this question, one has to distinguish between a basic level and the world as we see it. This is also connected with the distinction between objectivity and subjectivity. It turns out that there is a whole spectrum of complex phenomena ranging from order to disorder. Deterministic chaos is treated in some detail. It is shown that it has more to do with self-organization than with disorder. Finally, the possible relevance for clinical psychology is taken into account.


Strange Attractor Deterministic Chaos Couple Differential Equation Stable Fixed Point Convection Roll 
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