A basic characteristic of any system as evolving in time.
Historicity is now firmly established as a systemic process. It has been confirmed by the Prigoginian dissipative structuration model as well as by the deterministic chaos one. The latter insists on the importance of a very precise – and quite difficult to obtain – good knowledge of the initial conditions and their ulterior evolutive transformations.
On the other hand, sensibility to initial conditions, as a basic characteristic of deterministic chaos, results in a new understanding of irreversibility, because it introduces the need for a better knowledge of the past of any system.
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