Catastrophe Theory: Implications for Probability

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ABSTRACT The work of Rene Thom relating to catastrophe theory has influenced probability theory Since so much of the research conducted by social scientists depends on calculating the probability that events will occur, an introduction to catastrophe theory is needed By discussing the social implications of the position outlined by Thom, social scientists will better understand the difficulties associated with generating probability statements

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)143-148
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican Journal of Economics and Sociology
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Economics and Econometrics


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