[OPE-L:6241] Re: Re: Realism regularities and prediction

From: Steve Keen (s.keen@uws.edu.au)
Date: Sat Dec 01 2001 - 15:38:11 EST

That's my perspective on Bhaskar--or part of my perspective, anyway.
At 12:05 PM 1/12/2001 Saturday, you wrote:
>[*Is Allin's article on-line? If so, what is the URL?*]
>Paul C, in summarizing Allin's representation of Bhaskar's
>definition of a 'closed system' in [6239], wrote:
> > Allin says that Bhaskar defines a closed system, one capable of
> > generating a constant conjuction of events as requiring 3 conditions:
><snip, JL>
> > 2. The individuals of the system must be atomic (lacking in internal
> > structure) or their internal conditions must be unchanging over the
> > period in question. <snip, JL>
>Doesn't  this mean that Bhaskar defines a 'closed system' in such a way
>that it can not be non-linear and dynamic? ... doesn't the proposition
>that 'internal conditions must be unchanging' require an essentially
>static system? ... doesn't this then confuse/conflate the distinctions
>between closed/open with  static/dynamic?
>In solidarity, Jerry

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