Politiphysics

This page is devoted to the new endeavor of mine – Politiphysics.

This new science of Politiphysics deals with the mathematical aspects of political (to be precise – both economic and political) life of society, a mathematical branch of the political economy if you will. While working on numerous political and ideological articles for many years, I suddenly realized that we use many terms which do not have any formal mathematical definitions (like, for example, freedom or revolution.) The goal of politiphysics is to fill that void.

My original article Introduction to Politiphysics was accepted by the SocArxiv Papers. It deals with a deliberately primitive classical mechanics model of political life and it what it is – just a primer. Future research will be in thermodynamics of society, quantum, and relativistic effects.

If you would like to contribute or have questions or comments, please send me an email via the Contact page, or use the Comments/Reply section below.

11 thoughts on “Politiphysics”

  1. “A simple classical mechanics model is proposed to describe the political dynamics of human society.”

    Using some mental gymnastics, like post hoc rationalization (formulating after the fact, Monday morning quarterbacking) or apophenia (the tendency to mistakenly perceive connections and meaning between unrelated things) or countless other known irrational habits of human mind, anything can be proposed to describe anything.Those descriptions very well maybe somewhat entertaining. Or they may even look scientific.
    But at the end of the day they are profoundly useless. Why? Because if causal relationship, a working mechanism between the model and what it is proposed to describe cannot be establish experimentally, by successfully predicting future outcomes with scientific confidence level, then the whole thing is just a huge,,meaningless word salad. And why would anyone rational pay any attention to a huge,,meaningless word salad?

    So, two simple questions to the author.

    What is the causal relationship between classical mechanics and political dynamics of human society?
    Based on your model, can you make any predictions that would reliably outperform a dumb luck?

  2. I am really excited about your new endeavor. I hope it will get great recognition among scientists and general public. Your thoughts are amazing! Good luck!

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