Re: Is reality unknowable?

From: Doriano Brogioli <>
Date: Mon, 27 Oct 2003 16:00:19 +0100

CMR wrote:

>there is regularity and there is the random (whether it be absolute or
>effectively so - both are equivalent from the receiving end); the mere fact
>that we are having this discussion indicates some level of regularity in the
>interaction; but there is randomness as well;
I do not know if this note helps. I know that a hamiltonian system is
regular, not chaotic, not random, if
it has as many constant of motion (integral) as degrees of freedom. The
presence of each constant
of motion splits the phase space in two parts, that can evolve
independently: that is, the two parts
do not interact. So I think that when we hear a discussion, we know that
it is due to some level of
chaos, and not to some level of regularity!
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