From the back cover: Here are some of the emergent concepts and formal approaches which seem capable of grasping some of the important characteristics of evolving systems and coherent behavior, or "continuity in change." The contributors to the volume argue that the evolving world of human systems is characterized by the same aspects of imperfection, nonequilibrium and nonpredictability, of differentiation and symbiotic pluralism which seem to govern life in all its manifestations. These new concepts and formal approaches seem to become a powerful integrative force in our understanding of how a totality moves, from physical, biological, and sociobiological to sociocultural aspects of evolution. What is real in this exciting drama of continuous self-renewal and self-realization? Self-bounding processes rather than the elusive and transitory structures which arise from their interaction in every-changing forms and complexities. "Evolution and Consciousness" is one of the first, still rare, truly transdisciplinary books: It deals with a totality, not a sector of it. Therefore, it defies any disciplinary labeling. It is a scientific book, yet also deals with topics until now reserved for books of mysticism and poetry. It bridges the gap between science and other forms of knowledge. It deals not just with scientific questions, but with existential questions which concern all mankind, such as the meaning of life and the evolutionary significance of human design and action. It challenges the whole dominant Western world view: process thinking instead of structural thinking, dynamic instead of static, evolution instead of permanency.
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Description du livre Addison-Wesley, 1976. Paperback. État : New. N° de réf. du libraire P110201034395
Description du livre Addison-Wesley. PAPERBACK. État : New. 0201034395 New Condition. N° de réf. du libraire NEW6.0087921
Description du livre Addison-Wesley, 1976. Paperback. État : New. book. N° de réf. du libraire 201034395