The self organizing universe

The self organizing universe

Scientific and Human Implication:
of the Emerging Paradigm of Evolution


Erich Jantsch

New York: Pergamon. 1980
from the back cover:
This book views the evolution of the universe - ranging from cosmic and biological to sociocultural evolution - in terms of the unifying paradigm of self-organization. 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. From an understanding of non-dualistic, creative sharing in evolution arises a new sense of meaning. This book, therefore, provides a comprehensive framework for a deeper understanding of human creativity in a time of transition.

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