Re: [OPE-L] dynamic theories and the "drive to formalize"

From: Ian Wright (wrighti@ACM.ORG)
Date: Sun Sep 09 2007 - 14:01:16 EDT

Hi Jerry

I think that understanding "a complex dynamic process in which there
are tendencies and counter-tendencies and *lots and lots* of variables
(and hence uncertain outcomes)" requires a formal (e.g. mathematical
or computational) approach. Natural language theorizing can encompass
a lot of material without really getting to grips with the underlying
causality. But there's room for many approaches.

Best wishes,

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