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 . Erich Jantsch: () Austrian astrophysicist whose lectures in System Science at the University of California in Berkeley became the basis for his. The self-organizing universe: scientific and human implications of the emerging paradigm of evolution. Front Cover. Erich Jantsch. Pergamon Press,

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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.

Although secular and naturalistic in approach, Jantsch does briefly at the end speculate on a pantheistic worldview, his influence here seems to be the process philosophy of Alfred North Whitehead, rather than the evolutionary theology of Teilhard de Chardin. Genes alone don’t determine outcome. Retrieved from ” https: It’s a sweeping scientific view of evolution chalk full of fascinating insights based on an application of non-equilibrium thermodynamic research in the dynamic self-organization of physical, chemical, biological, and social systems.

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At this new macro-level, humans are linked first of all to families the last link of the previous diagramthen to societies, larger cultures, and finally planetary consciousness. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. The evolution of the universe – ranging from cosmic and biological to sociocultural evolution – is viewed in terms of the unifying paradigm of se,f.

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Evolution now takes the form of the culture, human society, and the transmission of knowledge from one generation to the next equivalent to Dawkin’s memes. Technological Planning and Social Futures. The contours of this paradigm emerge from the synthesis of a number of important, recently developed concepts, and provide a scientific foundation to a new world-view which emphasizes process over selg, noneq The evolution of the universe – ranging from cosmic and biological to sociocultural evolution – is viewed in terms of the unifying paradigm organizimg self-organization.

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Finally, erichh development overtakes genetic development in importance as well as in speed. Modern Living and Human Evolution. Erich Jantsch Snippet view – By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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Science Logic and Mathematics. Reflections on Theory and Practice. The Miracle of Being: Sign in Create an account. Apr 15, Miray marked it as to-read Shelves: Lists with This Book. 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. Referencing Nobel Prize winning chemist Ilya Prigogine and his work in dissipative structures, order through fluctuation, and process structures, Jantsch walks through the evolution janfsch evolution, the unfolding of the various stages of symmetry breaks in the evolution of complexity in the universe.

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Cosmic Evolution: The Self-Organizing Universe

Life, Oneself, and the Conquest of the Universe. Born in Vienna inJantsch studied physics at the University of Vienna, where he obtained his doctorate in astrophysics in While obviously not the first to present a unified scientific account of the story of creation, it is probably the most ambitious and inspirational, and in my MAK opinion still has not been surpassed in imaginative scope. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Jacob rated it really liked it Jul 23, His ashes have been scattered over the sea, the cradle of evolution. Ryan Cavalcante rated it it was amazing Nov 28, The Characteristics and Acquisition of Evolutionary Competence. The book, with its emphasis on the interaction of microstructures with the entire biosphere, ecosystems etc.

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The book, with its emphasis on the interaction of microstructures with the entire biosphere, ecosystems etc. This page was last edited on 12 Septemberat Rodney Collin – – Distributed in the U. So it’s a dense book, certainly, but is quite breathtaking in its scope.

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