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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This leads to a futher enrichment of genetic evolution by epigenetic dimensions. Sam rated it it was amazing Dec 01, The Magician in the Organuzing Timothy Clack – – Macmillan. Apr 15, Miray marked it as to-read Shelves: Ryan Cavalcante rated it it was amazing Nov 28, So it’s a dense book, certainly, but is quite breathtaking in its scope.

Books by Erich Jantsch. Sign in Create an account. I can only re-emphasize what previous reviews always point out. Man, the Universe, and Cosmic Mystery.

The Self-Organizing Universe: Scientific and Human Implications

No trivia or quizzes yet. Life, Oneself, and the Conquest of the Universe. This is shown by the diagram at the left. 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 jantscy emphasizes process over structure, nonequilibrium over equilibrium, evolution over permanency, and individual creativity over collective stabilization.


The evolution of the universe – ranging from cosmic and biological to sociocultural evolution – is viewed in terms of the unifying paradigm of self-organization. However, all graphics on this page are copyright their original author or publisher, apart from those indicated to be public domain.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. For the last few years of his life, Jantsch was without a job and lived in an “apartment in Berkeley: This entry has no external links.

While obviously not the first to present a unified scientific account of the story of creation, it is probably univerwe most ambitious and inspirational, and in my MAK opinion still has not been surpassed in imaginative organiznig. Although superseded by more recent developments in system sciencethis book exerted a very strong influence on me when I read it in the early s, and continues to inspire, because of Jantsch’s elegant presentation of a big picture worldview.

Cosmic Evolution: The Self-Organizing Universe

Jantsch in already recognized that it was epigenetics, not genetics alone, that makes the difference for organisms. Referencing Nobel Prize winning chemist Ilya Prigogine and his work in dissipative structures, order through fluctuation, and process structures, Jantsch walks through the evolution of evolution, the unfolding of the various stages of symmetry breaks in the evolution of complexity in the universe.


Cadell Last – – Foundations of Science 22 1: Views Read Edit View history. Genes alone don’t determine outcome. Jantsch died on December 12, in Berkeley, California “after a short but painful illness. Retrieved from ” https: Janet rated it liked it Jan 02, Ike Sharpless rated it really liked it Jan 21, Alex Pascal rated it it was amazing Mar 07, His ashes have been scattered over the sea, the cradle of evolution.

Erich Jantsch 8 January — 12 December was an Austrian-born American astrophysicistengineer, educator, author, [1] consultant and futurist, especially known for his work in the social systems design movement in Europe in the s.

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He was almost 52 and grateful for a very rich, beautiful and complete life. Murphy – – Bioethics 26 4: Rodney Collin – – Distributed in the U. Want to Read saving….