CAUSALITY (Mutual) 1)2)
The interactions between two or more processes in such a way as that anyone evolves in a way conditioned by some or all of the others.
The concept has been introduced by M. MARUYAMA (1968). Mutual causality processes evolve from some initial situation through the operation of specified rules within a limited or unlimited space. They are generally pattern-forming and are closely related to cellular automata and self-organizing networks. See: "Causal process (Mutual)".
Some mutual causality processes can be self-limitating, while other can become cyclical or lead to a runaway event.
When mutual causal relationship appear between more than two elements, a multi-loop mutually causal system may develop.
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