|Hardcover: 210 pages
Publisher: Springer; 1st Edition (June 28,
Well-Known Science Author John Casti, Ph.D., Releases Book about Prechter’s Social Mood Theory and Related Ideas
In Mood Matters, John Casti explores a number of ideas relating to social causality, centered upon Robert Prechter’s compelling hypothesis that social mood drives social events. Mood Matters reiterates the socionomic view that all social events, from popular culture, politics and business to war and peace, are motivated by the attitudes that society holds toward its future.
To make his case, Casti weaves together observations from decades of publications from Elliott Wave International and the Socionomics Institute as well as ideas from other sources. His treatment of the complex subject is a thorough and enjoyable read.
For readers of Prechter’s Human Social Behavior and Pioneering Studies in Socionomics, Mood Matters offers a fresh discussion and brings a new voice to the causality debate.
From the Publisher:
Mood Matters makes the radical assertion that all social events ranging from fashions in music and art to the rise and fall of civilizations are biased by the attitudes a society holds toward the future. When the “social mood” is positive and people look forward to the future, events of an entirely different character tend to occur than when society is pessimistic. The book presents many examples from every walk of life in support of this argument. Casti ends his tome by proposing various avenues of research to move socionomics toward becoming a full-fledged science.
About the Author
Casti has written numerous articles and seven technical monographs and textbooks on mathematical modeling. Casti is the editor of the journals Applied Mathematics & Computation (Elsevier, New York) and Complexity (Wiley, New York). In 1989 his text/reference works Alternate Realities: Mathematical Models of Nature and Man (Wiley, 1989) was awarded a prize by the Association of American Publishers in a competition among all scholarly books published in mathematics and the natural sciences. In 1992, he published Reality Rules (Wiley, New York), a two-volume text on mathematical modeling. In addition to these technical volumes, Casti has written several popular books on science.
Currently, Casti is a Research Scholar at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis in Laxenburg, Austria, where he heads an initiative for the study of Extreme Events in Human Society. He is also the cofounder of The Kenos Circle, a Vienna-based society devoted to exploration of the future.
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