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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For the last few years of his life, Jantsch was without a job and lived in an “apartment in Berkeley: His ashes have been scattered over the sea, the cradle of evolution. Request removal from index.

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 The book deals with self-organization as a unifying evolutionary paradigm that incorporates cosmologybiologysociologypsychologyand consciousness.

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The Self-Organizing Universe: Scientific and Human Implications

I guess people couldn’t understand Jantsch. Other editions – View all The self-organizing universe: This page was last edited on 12 Septemberat Aug 10, Self-organizint rated it it was amazing. Views Read Edit View history. May 15, Blaine rated it it was amazing Shelves: 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 univeese macro-scale evolution.

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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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To ask other readers questions about The Self-Organizing Universeplease sign up. Murphy – unicerse Bioethics 26 4: Jacob rated it really liked it Dec 02, Magoroh Maruyama wrote in a eulogy:. 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.

Rosemary rated it really liked it Sep 02, Sam rated uniferse it was amazing Dec 01, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. He made a living and supported his mother “by giving lectures ail over the erjch, through writing, and by relying on a few friends”. Return to Book Page. Timothy Clack – – Macmillan.

Jacob rated it really liked it Jul 23, From the synopsis at Google Books. The Magician in the World: Jantsch is inspired by and draws on the work of Ilya Prigogine concerning dissipative structures and nonequilibrium states. McGlade – – Foundations of Physics 17 7: 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.


The evolution of the universe – ranging from cosmic and biological to sociocultural evolution – is viewed in terms of the unifying paradigm of self-organization. Retrieved 12 September Rather it is epigenetics, the interaction of the genetic code and the environmental circumstances of the individual organism. I can only re-emphasize what previous reviews always point out. From to Jantsch worked as engineer and physicist in Switzerland.

Mystery, Magic, Music and Metaphysics. Pergamon Press- Philosophy – pages.

Now out of print for many years, The Self-organizing Universe has been influential among interdisciplinary proponents uniberse biomimicry alternatives to understanding science like holismco-evolutionand self-organization.

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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Books by Erich Jantsch. Popular science journalism recognized this with the Time’s cover story on Epigenetics in Jan. Retrieved 31 October Rodney Collin – – Distributed in the U.

Scientific and Human Implications by Erich Jantsch.