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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Ike Sharpless rated it really liked it Jan 21, A Conversation on Man and Nature. Pergamon Press- Philosophy – pages.

The Self-Organizing Universe: Scientific and Human Implications by Erich Jantsch

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The book contains some amazing diagrams, but my favourite has to be the one at the bottom of this section, a sort of cosmological equivalent of the tree of life! Don Beck Ken Wilber. I’ve only just finished the introduction, and already I’m aware univeerse this book was a couple of decades ahead of its time.

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It’s a sweeping scientific view of evolution chalk full univerwe 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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Trivia About The Self-Organizi Other editions – View all The self-organizing universe: 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 He made a living and supported his jantscu “by giving lectures ail over the world, through writing, and by relying on a few friends”. Magoroh Maruyama wrote in a eulogy:. The Spirit of Evolution. Ryan Cavalcante rated it it was amazing Nov 28, Abraham in “The Genesis of Complexity”.

Leah Pavasaris rated it it was amazing Dec 06, Paperbackpages. Dec 19, Scott rated it it was amazing. Cosmic Humanism and World Unity. Mystery, Magic, Music and Metaphysics.

Popular science journalism recognized this with the Time’s cover story on Epigenetics in Jan. 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. This is no easy read but the view it presents is one that continues to unfold in the continuing research in complex systems erlch, nonlinear dynamics, self-adaptive systems, and a host of related inquiries including the embodied systems approach in cognitive science.


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The Self-Organizing Universe: Scientific and Human Implications

Each involves feedback between the macro and micro scales and vice-versa, so for example photosynthesis and respiration by prokaryotes alters the atmospheric and chemical conditions of the Earth which in turn maintain optimal homeostasis for life Gaia hypothesis.

Jantsch is inspired by and draws on the work of Ilya Prigogine concerning dissipative structures and nonequilibrium states.

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