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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Jantsch had started his career as srich astronomer at the University of Vienna, where he worked until Innovations in systems science Sswol Series Systems science and world order library Pergamon international library of science, technology, engineering, and social studies Pergamon international library.

The Self-Organizing Universe: Scientific and Human Implications

He did not believe that forecasting or science could be neutral. The book deals with self-organization as a unifying evolutionary paradigm that incorporates cosmologybiologysociologypsychologyand consciousness. Jantsch is inspired by and draws on the work of Ilya Prigogine concerning dissipative structures and nonequilibrium states. Retrieved from ” https: Ike Sharpless rated it really liked it Jan 21, Apr 15, Miray marked it as to-read Shelves: Jacob rated it really liked it Dec 02, 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.

Palaeos: Cosmic Evolution: The Self-Organizing Universe

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 eukaryotesmulticellular life, and so on.


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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Charles Szpinda rated it really liked it Mar 29, Man, the Universe, and Cosmic Mystery. His ashes have been scattered over the sea, the cradle of evolution.

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Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 19 1 Alex Pascal rated it it was amazing Mar 07, Associated Business Programmes Ltd. The book, with its emphasis on the interaction of microstructures with the entire biosphere, ecosystems etc.

Alfonso Montuori – – World Futures 69 Murphy – – Bioethics 26 4: Rather it is epigenetics, the interaction of the genetic code and the environmental circumstances of the individual organism. Technological Planning and Social Futures. Paul C rated it really liked it Oct 02, By using this site, you agree jantscj the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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Books by Erich Jantsch. This article has no associated abstract. Lists with This Book. Jantsch was advisor to twenty governments, several international organizations and research institutes. Leah Pavasaris rated it it was amazing Dec 06, Born in Vienna inJantsch studied physics at the University of Vienna, where he obtained his doctorate in astrophysics in This is no easy 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.


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Evolutionary Biology in Philosophy of Biology. Popular science journalism recognized this with the Time’s cover story on Epigenetics in Jan. 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.

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This leads to a futher enrichment of genetic evolution by epigenetic dimensions. 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.