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. 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.

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Want to Read saving…. Jantsch is inspired by and draws on the work of Ilya Prigogine concerning dissipative structures and nonequilibrium states. The book, with its emphasis on the interaction of microstructures with the entire biosphere, ecosystems etc.

The Self-Organizing Universe: Scientific and Human Implications

Pergamon Press- Philosophy – pages. Jantsch was advisor to twenty governments, several international organizations and research institutes.

The Magician in the World: Born in Vienna inJantsch studied physics at the University of Vienna, where he obtained his doctorate in astrophysics in Diederick Janse rated it it was amazing Feb 06, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. It seems, too, that “The Self-Organizing Universe” was also an early pre-cursor of the “Big History” movement which seeks to take a “Big” look at world history, starting from the Big Bang, moving through evolution, and on to a global perspective on the emergence of civilizations.

To ask other readers questions about The Self-Organizing Universeplease sign up. 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 structure, nonequilibrium over equilibrium, evolution over permanency, and individual creativity over collective stabilization.


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The Miracle of Being: This is shown by the diagram at the left. Apr 15, Miray marked it as to-read Shelves: Myo rated it liked it Dec 10, This page was last edited on 12 Septemberat He made a living and supported his mother “by giving lectures ail over the world, through writing, and by relying on a few friends”.

Life, Oneself, and the Conquest of the Universe. Cadell Last – – Foundations of Science 22 1: Leah Pavasaris rated it it was amazing Jantscj 06, Jacob rated it really liked it Dec 02, A Conversation on Man and Nature.

Photographed for NW Mag in May He did not believe that forecasting or science could be neutral. View all 9 comments. Jantsch in already recognized that it was epigenetics, not genetics alone, that makes the difference for organisms. Cosmology and the Experience of God. 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.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. Ryan Cavalcante rated it it was amazing Nov 28, The contours of this paradigm emerge from the synthesis of a number of important, recently developed concepts, and provide a scientific foundation The evolution of the universe – ranging from cosmic and biological to sociocultural evolution – is viewed in terms of the unifying paradigm of self-organization. Thanks for telling us about the problem. The Theory of Celestial Influence: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.


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Dec 19, Scott rated it it was amazing. Jantscy had started his career as an astronomer at the University of Vienna, where he worked until Anne Mackie rated it really liked it Jan 25, Refresh and try again.

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, slef-organizing which the micro-scale evolution now becomes macro-scale evolution. It begins with the convergence of smaller macro-structures and larger micro-structures continues with the formation of the prebiotic Earth and planetary biosphere Gaiaand from there ecosystems and so on, down to societies and group and family behaviour ethologysociobiologywhile at the same time on the micro-scale, pre-biotic dissipative structures lead to prokaryote organismsthen eukaryotes self-roganizing, multicellular life, and so on.

Palaeos: Cosmic Evolution: The Self-Organizing Universe

From to Jantsch worked as engineer and physicist in Switzerland. However, all graphics on this page are copyright their original author or publisher, apart from those indicated to be public domain.

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In the mids Jantsch’s increasing concern regarding the future led him to study forecasting techniques.