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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Contents The Birth of a Paradigm from. The Characteristics and Acquisition of Evolutionary Competence. 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.

Erich Jantsch Snippet view – Want to Read saving…. Futures, 13 2 Leah Pavasaris rated it it was amazing Dec 06, Pergamon Press- Philosophy – pages. Timothy Clack – – Macmillan. Man, the Universe, and Cosmic Mystery. 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 slf scope.

In the mid s he emigrated to the United States, but did not receive his green card until Jacob rated it really liked it Dec 02, Trivia About The Self-Organizi Rather it is epigen I’ve only just finished the introduction, and already I’m aware that this book was a couple of decades ahead of its time. Although secular and naturalistic in approach, Jantsch does briefly at the end speculate unicerse 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.


How people harness their collective wisdom and power to construct the future in co-laboratories of democracy. Born in Vienna inJantsch studied physics at the University of Vienna, where he obtained his doctorate in astrophysics in Retrieved 12 September Cosmology and the Experience of God. Charles Szpinda rated it really liked it Mar 29, Paul Vittay rated it it was amazing Apr 13, He made a living and supported his mother “by giving lectures ail over the world, through writing, and by relying on a few friends”.

A systems approach to Education and Innovation”. Lenoel de Tharzis – – [Edigraf]. Find it on Scholar. This guy was literally decades ahead of his time. Reflections on Theory and Practice.

Of these three stages, Cosmic evolution begins with the Big Bang and progresses through the convergence of macro-evolution here referring to cosmological scalenot evolutionary theory and speciation through the condensation of energy and radiation into galaxies, stars, and planets, and micro-evolution through the building up of sub-atomic particles, atoms, molecules, and crystals and rocks. No trivia or quizzes yet. Rosemary rated it really liked it Sep 02, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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Solutions for a Post-technological Society,p. Jantsch succumbed at the age of 51 to the material and physical hardships that worsened progressively during the last decade of his prolific and still young life. 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.


Jantsch died on December 12, in Berkeley, California “after a short but painful illness. I guess people couldn’t understand Jantsch. Abraham in “The Genesis of Complexity”.

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Jantsch in already recognized that it was epigenetics, not genetics alone, that makes the difference for organisms. 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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