ENTROPY by Jeremy Rifkin. Introduction: p. 3 Each day we awake to a world that appears more confused and disordered than the one we left the night before. Entropy: A New World View by Jeremy Rifkin published in by Viking Press. ( with Ted Howard). Once in a great while an idea changes the course of history. I have before me a letter from Jeremy Rifkin, author of Entropy: A New World View. His communication states that “entropy helps explain why we have runaway.

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Entropy : a new world view

Nov 09, Sara rated it liked it Recommended to Sara by: Project MUSE Mission Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. This page was last edited on 6 Decemberat Entropu lacking sources from December All articles lacking sources All stub articles.

The Architects of the Mechanical World View. Our consciousness is continually recording the entropy change ehtropy the world around us. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Rifkin’s arguments are virtually impossible to refute — We all have a lot of work to do. Oct 25, T rated it really liked it. Mar 07, Harry Kessels rated it it was amazing Shelves: In fact, order spontaneously increases in the world all the time in evolution and also in an economy that is constantly improved.

I was a entrpoy, but I still think it has some philosophical concepts relating to waste and environment that are really interesting to consider. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. A New World View, published incan hang with contemporary popular entropic science books such as those by Nick Lane and Caesar Hidalgo.

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What Entropy Is, and Is Not

I am very surprised that It’s written 30 years ago but thoroughly and precisely illustrates the main reason of all the problems in this world. Here, Rifkin follows some of the obvious and not-so-obvious implications of his book’s titular topic, meaning because the second law of thermodynamics states that all matter is forever approaching a condition of maximum entropy much of what take for granted as being true isn’t true.

The authors argue that humanity is wasting resources at an increasing rate, which if unchecked will lead to the destruction of civilization, which has happened before on a smaller scale to past societies.

Worthy of a good discussion. This article about a physics -related book is a stub. Seba rated it really liked it Feb 15, BTW I did graduate and my adviser was amused by my response when he asked me what I thought of the book.

What Entropy Is, and Is Not | The Scientist Magazine®

Boltzmann’s work of a hundred years ago is ignored, as are numerous works of modern science showing the antientropic character of energy flow processes. A Disorderly Lecture If you have remembered every word I’ve said, your memory will have recorded about a hundred and fifty thousand bits of information.

Thus, the order in your brain will have increased by about a hundred and fifty thousand units. No eBook available Amazon.

Entropy: A New World View – Wikipedia

My library Help Advanced Book Search. In the meantime, what of the notion of entropy? Jun 08, E. Quoted in the Rifkkin issue of Discoverp. Adequate explanations of social phenomena must refernot onlyto discretephysicaland mental events,but also to the institutions and social structures whichconstitute theframework within which such events acquire their significance.

In a work of this enttopy he could not, and did not, document the extent to which contemporary theory and research in the social sciences depends upon either objectivism or subjectivism as he has described them; nor could he offer adequate substantiation for his interpretation of the views of Marx and Wittgenstein, about both of whom there is much scholarly disagreement. Anyone who knows college-level thermodynamics should be able to see the flaws in his logic Marc rated it liked it Feb 23, Ultimately, Rifkin’s weird little book might best be used as a reflection for how culture has transitioned from the modern to the postmodern, how postmodernism is conditioned by the nagging knowledge of the meaninglessness of all human entropu as well rufkin the ironic response to that knowledge, however troubling it may truly be deep down.


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The answer to that would be yes, but I think there is a bigger picture here to look at in terms of the entropy law, our society and how we view it.