Emulations - Note No. 2

"Now one of the principle interests of E.C.'s [Elementary Catastrophes] as models of paradigms is that it is very easy to carry out syntagmitizations of them.  All one has to do is to cover paths in the external spaces, the crossings of the various catastrophic strata being interpreted as events making actants interact among themselves.  This is Thom's actantial graph method allowing us to construct scenarios from E.C's." ("Catastrophe Theory" 198).