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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The Theory of Celestial Influence: This now long out of print work deals with self-organization as a unifying evolutionary paradigm that incorporates cosmology, biology, sociology, psychology, and consciousness.
Associated Business Programmes Ltd. Sam rated it it was amazing Dec 01, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. From to Jantsch worked as engineer and physicist in Switzerland. 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! Books by Erich Jantsch. Sign in to use this feature. Jacob rated it really liked it Jul 23, Inna Semetsky – – Zygon 44 2: Jantsch died on December 12, in Berkeley, California “after a short but painful illness.
Don Beck Ken Wilber. Retrieved 31 October The Magician in the World: A Conversation on Man and Nature. Modern Living and Human Evolution. Janet rated it liked it Jan 02, Born in Vienna inJantsch studied physics at the University of Vienna, where he obtained his doctorate in astrophysics in Although secular and naturalistic in approach, Jantsch does briefly at the end speculate on a pantheistic worldview, his influence here seems to be the self-prganizing philosophy of Alfred North Whitehead, rather than the evolutionary theology of Teilhard de Chardin.
The Characteristics and Acquisition of Evolutionary Competence. Jacob rated it really liked it Dec 02, However, all jntsch on this page are copyright their original author or publisher, apart from those indicated to be public domain.
Let us face squarely the fact that Jantsch was given no paid academic job during a decade of his residence in Berkeley—a town considered to be a foremost spawning ground of scientific and philosophical innovations.
Alex Pascal rated it it was amazing Mar 07, Now out of print for many years, The Self-organizing Universe has been influential among interdisciplinary proponents of biomimicry alternatives to understanding science like holismco-evolutionand self-organization. Erich Jantsch 8 January — 12 December was an Austrian-born American astrophysicistengineer, educator, author,  consultant and futurist, especially known for his work in the social systems design movement in Europe in the s.
Rather it is unievrse, the interaction of the genetic code and the environmental circumstances of the individual organism. Paul Vittay rated it it was amazing Apr 13, This is no easy read but the unicerse 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.
Dec 30, G. From the synopsis at Google Books.
The Self-Organizing Universe: Scientific and Human Implications
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.
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.
Monahan – – Sydney, Tidal Publications. Evolution now takes the form jqntsch the culture, human society, and the transmission of knowledge from one generation to the next equivalent to Dawkin’s memes.
The evolution of the universe – ranging from cosmic and biological to sociocultural evolution – is viewed in terms of the unifying paradigm of self-organization. The second of three main evolutionary stages, Socio-biological evolutionas the name indicates, is not only about life but about communities of organisms as well.
Dec 19, Scott rated it it was amazing. Myo rated it liked it Dec 10, Paperbackpages. Aug 10, Yannick rated it it was amazing. Each involves feedback between the macro and micro scales and vice-versa, so for example photosynthesis and respiration by prokaryotes alters the jjantsch and chemical conditions of the Earth which in turn maintain optimal eich for life Gaia hypothesis.
A systems approach to Education and Innovation”. Lenoel de Tharzis – – [Edigraf]. This article has no associated abstract. Jantsch was advisor to twenty governments, several international organizations and research institutes.