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Tag Archives: reductionism
My sister isn’t “irrational”, her utility function just has large interaction terms.
What happens if, instead of doing a linear regression with sums of monomial terms, you do the complete opposite? Instead of regressing the phenomenon against , you regressed the phenomenon against an explanation like ? I first thought of this question several years ago whilst living … Continue reading
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Superadditivity
“The whole is more than the sum of the parts” Who says scientists are reductionistic? Any superadditive system—due to complexity, interaction terms, valuation by an Lₚ norm with 0<p<1, or some other reason—adds up to more in total than the … Continue reading
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Tagged algebra, geometry, Gestalt, holism, literature, logic, math, mathematics, maths, reductionism, syncretism, synthesis
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