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by Alvin Toffler,Ilya Prigogine
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History & Philosophy
  • Author:
    Alvin Toffler,Ilya Prigogine
  • ISBN:
    0553340824
  • ISBN13:
    978-0553340822
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  • Publisher:
    Bantam New Age Books; First Printing edition (1984)
  • Pages:
    349 pages
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    History & Philosophy
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Prigogine's writing is the height of academic arrogance, a parade of knowledge at the expense of clarity.

In effect they take the pieces, in this case being biology and physics, necessity and chance, science and humanity, and show how they can be pieced back together to form a whole more meaningful than its parts. Prigogine's writing is the height of academic arrogance, a parade of knowledge at the expense of clarity. 3 people found this helpful.

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It con­ cerned itself mostly with closed systems and linear relation­ ships in which small inputs uniformly yield small results. The work of Ilya Prigogine and his colleagues in the so­ called " Brussels school" may well represent the next revolu­ tion in science as it enters into a new dialogue not merely with nature, but with society itself.

Man’s New Dialogue with Nature. by Ilya Prigogine and Isabelle Stengers Foreword by Alvin Toffler. Part of the Radical Thinkers series. Paperback with free ebook.

by. Prigogine, I. (Ilya); Stengers, Isabelle; Prigogine, I. (Ilya).

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Ilya Prigogine was awarded the Nobel

Ilya Prigogine was awarded the Nobel. Prize for Chemistry in 1977 for his work. on dissipative structures. Indeed, this book can serve as a symbol of today’s historic transformation in science-one that no informed person can afford to ignore.

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Prigogine is a renowned chemist and Nobel laureate; Stengers is a philosopher chemist.

Prigogine and Stengers bring contradictory philosophies of time and chance into a novel and ambitious synthesis. Prigogine is a renowned chemist and Nobel laureate; Stengers is a philosopher chemist. Together they present fact, interpretation, opinion and speculation.

One of the most highly developed skills in contemporary Western civilization is dissection: the split up of problems into their smallest possible components. We are good at it. So good, we often forget to put the pieces back together again. The authors of Order Out of Chaos reverse this process in a brilliant work that is contentious and mind energizing, a book filled with flashing insights that subvert many of our most basic assumptions and suggest fresh ways to think about them. In effect they take the pieces, in this case being biology and physics, necessity and chance, science and humanity, and show how they can be pieced back together to form a whole more meaningful than its parts.

Washington
Prigogine's writing is the height of academic arrogance, a parade of knowledge at the expense of clarity. If you are looking for order here, you will only find chaos.
Foiuost
This is the most important book I have read. As a scientist/engineer for the past 50 years, I have read extensively and, since I consider myself a student of reality with an openness to religious interpretations, I find Prigogine's final two books outstanding. His first book, From Being to Becoming was short as explanation of reality that is viewed as "being" but best understood as "becoming". However, Order Out of Chaos and his final book, The End of Certainty, are must reads for anyone wishing to challenge the small minded atheists who purport to be scientists.
Yozshubei
This book was written to address the fatal flaw in the theory of evolution—the law of entropy, accepted as one of the fundamental laws of the universe. Evolution says that life proceeds from simple to complex, while entropy says just the opposite. Both cannot be true. Most evolutionists choose to ignore it. Prigogine, although he is an evolutionist, chooses to face it. He says ( page 5) “we can only proceed by guesswork” ( p14) “... Of course, the problem of the origin of life remains a difficult one, and we do not think a simple solution is imminent…. The first two parts of this book thus deal with two conflicting views of the physical universe: the static view of classical dynamics, and the evolutionary view associated with entropy.” (p15) “A confrontation between these views has become unavoidable…. We can no longer avoid this confrontation” However, at the conclusion, he says (p301) … As we have written at the start of this chapter, our feeling of intellectual security has been shattered. (p311)… we cannot describe for you the world as we would like to see it, but only as we are able to see it…
Kelenn
This is a powerful big picture macro- and micro- cosmic book of insights into not only physics and science, but it also a deeper insights into how life itself, even our day to day work and creativity formulates.
Virtual
Excellent book on the new perspective on the world based on the science of complexity.
Valawye
Very good book indeed.
Karg
Incredibly thought-provoking book. Easy to understand due to the obvious genius of the author.
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