The Self-Organizing Universe has 46 ratings and 5 reviews. Scott said: I’ve Erich Jantsch Be the first to ask a question about The Self-Organizing Universe . whole in the self-organizing context, then its development does begin to ap cations was achieved by Erich Jantsch in The Self-Organizing Universe, pub. Erich Jantsch: () Austrian astrophysicist whose lectures in System Science at the University of California in Berkeley became the basis for his.

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Jantsch had started his career as an astronomer at the University of Sefl, where he worked until A systems approach to Education and Innovation”. Socio-cultural evolution which means evolutionary change at the social, cultural, or civilisational level, is the most subtle of all, because here there is an inversion or self-reflection, by which the micro-scale evolution now becomes macro-scale evolution.

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To say that this book is a tour de force would be a monument to understatement. The evolution of the universe – ranging from cosmic and biological to sociocultural evolution – is viewed in terms of the unifying paradigm of self-organization.

The Self-Organizing Universe: Scientific and Human Implications

Subsequently he did a post-doctorate study at the Indiana University Bloomington another year. The closest thing we have is Teillhard de Chardin So it’s a dense book, certainly, but is quite breathtaking in its scope.

This is no orgajizing read but the view it presents is one that continues to unfold in the continuing research in complex systems theory, nonlinear dynamics, self-adaptive systems, and a host of related inquiries including the embodied systems approach in cognitive science.


Juan Carlos rated it it was amazing May 12, Showing of 13 reviews. The book, with its emphasis on the interaction of microstructures with the entire biosphere, ecosystems etc.

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Pathetic considering the current hand-waving taking place in AI particularly the work of Selc and the Churchlands and the philosophy of mind. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.

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Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. This is not a “lite” book; perhaps that is why the copy I have an inspection copy from a major university has only been taken out seven times since ! Erich Jantsch Snippet view – Books by Erich Jantsch.

Jantsch is inspired by and draws on jantshc work of Ilya Prigogine concerning dissipative structures and nonequilibrium states. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. This guy was literally decades ahead of his time.

Cosmic Evolution: The Self-Organizing Universe

Long before anyone outside of circumscribed and as-yet unconnected circles had ever mentioned the umiverse “Chaos” or “Dynamical Systems” theory, Jantsch was lucidly and adroitly anticipating some of the most advanced implications of this unborn paradigm. My favorite example, the gist of the book is literally about describing dissipative self-organizing structures as the foundation of life and the further evolution of complexity The book, with its emphasis on the interaction of microstructures with the entire biosphere, ecosystems etc.


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Trivia About The Self-Organizi Jantsch in already recognized that it was epigenetics, not genetics alone, that makes the difference for organisms. Other editions – View all The self-organizing universe: Open Preview See a Problem? The End of Certainty. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Muhammad Banna rated it it was amazing Dec 28, Pergamon Press- Philosophy – pages. Paul C rated it really liked it Oct 02, Pergamon; 1st edition March 25, Language: Systems Science and World Order Library.

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Each vertical, genetic development is being “processed” in a dense web of horizontal processes. He did not believe that forecasting or science could be neutral. Erich Jantsch 8 January — 12 December was an Austrian-born American astrophysicistengineer, educator, author, [1] consultant and futurist, especially known for his work in the social systems design movement in Europe in the s.

This book and Chaitin’s “The Limits of Mathematics” should be printed in softcover and distributed at supermarkets. Other editions – View all The self-organizing universe: