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Cinta de moebio

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MALDONADO, Carlos Eduardo. Irregular social sciences. Cinta moebio [online]. 2020, n.68, pp.146-155. ISSN 0717-554X.

This paper claims that change is the rule in the social world, in all scales of time, without cycles or periodic dynamics. Hereafter, the topic that immediately arises is the irregularity of the world. If this is true, then irregular social sciences are to be possible. The best antecedent of such an idea is to be found in Mandelbrot’s own understanding of fractals and multifractals. Thus, the social sciences radically deal with phenomena that are in no way repeated, for they are singular. Such events have been called as rare events. In thus tenure, a brand-new epistemology arises and is possible. At the end, some connections between the social sciences and biology and ecology are depicted. That, however, is where this text ends and remains open.

Keywords : events; complexity; fractals; multifractals; roughness.

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