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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Erich Jantsch

Born in Vienna inJantsch studied physics at the University of Vienna, where he obtained his doctorate in astrophysics in No eBook available Amazon. This entry has no external links.

Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 19 1 Finally, epigenetic development overtakes genetic development in importance as well as in speed. No trivia or quizzes yet. 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. Dec 30, G.

Cosmic Evolution: The Self-Organizing Universe

So it’s a dense book, certainly, but is quite breathtaking in its scope. How people harness their collective wisdom and power to construct the future in co-laboratories of democracy. Although superseded by more recent developments in system sciencethis book exerted a very strong influence on me when I read it in the early s, and continues to inspire, because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.


From inside the book. Jacob rated it really liked it Jul 23, 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.

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Palaeos: Cosmic Evolution: The Self-Organizing Universe

The Birth of a Paradigm from. For the last few years of his life, Jantsch was without a job and lived in an “apartment in Berkeley: Ryan Cavalcante rated it it was amazing Nov 28, Jantsch died on December 12, in Berkeley, California “after a short but painful illness.

Other editions – View all The self-organizing universe: Each vertical, genetic development is being “processed” in a dense web of horizontal processes. Jancha rated it it was amazing Aug 01, Mystery, Magic, Music and Metaphysics.

I can only re-emphasize what previous reviews always point out. Can’t wait to keep plowing into this book. 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.


Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University’s proxy server Configure custom proxy use this if your self-orgnaizing does not provide a proxy. The evolution of the universe – ranging from cosmic and biological to sociocultural evolution – is viewed in terms of the unifying paradigm of self-organization. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The Spirit of Evolution.

Erich Jantsch – Wikipedia

The book, with its emphasis on the interaction of microstructures with the entire biosphere, ecosystems etc. Monahan – – Sydney, Tidal Publications.

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. 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.