Prigogine


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Prigogine

Viscount Ilya . 1917--2003, Belgian chemist, born in Russia: Nobel prize for chemistry 1977 for his work on nonequilibrium thermodynamics
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Darwin would never have been able to suspect the amazing potentiality of matter when both non-linear dynamics and non-equilibrium constraints are present, that is to say in what Prigogine has called "dissipative systems" (Prigogine and Stengers, 1979).
As a result of the terminal crisis of capitalism and the new ways of thinking pioneered by Prigogine et al., "we are all offered the possibility of reintegrating the knowledge of what is true and what is good.
Prigogine who examined dissipative systems such as the body, and understood how systems operate when they are far from equilibrium, is a third.
This is understandable, since current theories of NET apply only to linear approximations in the neighborhood of an equilibrium (On-sager, 1931; Prigogine, 1978).
Mataira's 'Mana and tapu: Sacred knowledge, sacred boundaries' presents Maori culture as 'relational' and 'wholistic' (sic), complete with references to Prigogine, left brain and right brain activity, and the like.
Although this latter point appears to represent the Santa Fe Institute school of thought, the presentation of self-organization is localized to Prigogine's work on the Beluzov-Zhabotinski chemical reaction and the principle of phase locking.
Clearly the nonequilibrium dynamics invented by Ilya Prigogine has been her primary scientific inspiration.
According to Ilya Prigogine, this problem of identifying causal relations in complex systems without recourse to the precise knowledge of the original state of that system (its initial conditions) was solved to a certain extent by the Gibbs-Einstein ensemble theory (Prigogine and Stengers 247-53).