By I Prigogine, Isabelle Stengers
Ilya Prigogine, winner of the Nobel Prize in 1977 for his paintings at the thermodynamics of non-equilibrium structures, makes his rules available to a large viewers during this ebook, which has engendered titanic debate in Europe and the United States. He and his colleague, Isabelle Stengers, express how the 2 nice subject matters of vintage technology, order and chaos, which coexisted uneasily for hundreds of years, are being reconciled in a brand new and unforeseen synthesis.
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JI bodies, the firmament, the stars, the earth and its kingdoms are not equal to the lowest mind; for mind knows all this in itself and these bodies nothing. "4 This "Pensee" by Pascal expresses the same feeling of alien ation we find among contemporary scientists such as Jacques Monod: Man must at last finally awake from his millenary dream ; and in doing so, awake to his total solitude, his fundamental isolation. Now does he at last realize that, like a gypsy, he lives on the boundary of an alien world.
It is essential that this bar rier exist; if not, causality would fall to pieces. Similarly, the entropy barrier is the prerequisite for giving a meaning tQ com munication. Imagine what would happen if our future would become the past for other people ! We shall return to this later. The recent evolution of physics has emphasized the reality of time. I n the process new aspects of time have been u n covered. A preoccupation with time runs all through our cen tury. Think of Einstein, Proust, Freud , Teilhard, Peirce, or Whitehead.
Vo thousand years ago Chuang Tsu wrote: How [ceaselessly] Heaven revolves ! How [constantly] Earth abides at rest ! Do the Sun and the Moon contend about their respective places? Is there someone presiding over and directing those things? Who binds and connects them together? Who causes and maintains them without trouble or exertion? 22 We believe that we are heading toward a new synthesis, a new naturalism. Perhaps we will eventually be able to combine the Western tradition, with its emphasis on experimentation and quantitative formulations, with a tradition such as the Chi nese one, with its view of a spontaneous, self-organizing world.