Juan Manuel Garrido

in On Time, Being, and Hunger

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print May 2012 | ISBN: 9780823239351
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780823239399 | DOI:

Series: Forms of Living (FUP)


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This chapter considers Prigogine's views on organization and temporal-irreversible processes in dissipative structures and far-from-equilibrium thermodynamics. The chapter establishes some philosophical elements relevant for understanding the conception of time, selfhood, complexity and self-organization at stake in Prigogine's views concerning the spontaneous and unpredeterminated historical developpment of energetic systems. The chapter analyzes the function of time as a self-identifying, self-appropriating and even self-subsistent factor in the the developpment of organized systems.

Keywords: Prigogine; self-organization; time; complexity; far-from-equilibrium; dissipative structure; history; self

Chapter.  2834 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Science

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