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Borrowed Knowledge: Chaos Theory and the Challenge of Learning across Disciplines (repost)

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Borrowed Knowledge: Chaos Theory and the Challenge of Learning across Disciplines (repost)

Borrowed Knowledge: Chaos Theory and the Challenge of Learning across Disciplines by Stephen H. Kellert
English | 2008 | ISBN: 0226429784 | 288 pages | PDF | 1 MB

What happens to scientific knowledge when researchers outside the natural sciences bring elements of the latest trend across disciplinary boundaries for their own purposes? Researchers in fields from anthropology to family therapy and traffic planning employ the concepts, methods, and results of chaos theory to harness the disciplinary prestige of the natural sciences, to motivate methodological change or conceptual reorganization within their home discipline, and to justify public policies and aesthetic judgments.