par Prigogine, Ilya
Référence Zygon, 19, 4, page (433-447)
Publication Publié, 1984
Article révisé par les pairs
Résumé : Abstract. Central among problems in cosmology is the crucial question of the articulation of natural and historical time: how is human history related to natural processes described by science? A deterministic world view in which natural processes are reversible, as emphasized by classical Western science, is obviously not the answer. Recent research in fields such as far‐from‐equilibrium thermodynamics and statistical mechanics reveals irreversibility in natural processes and allows us to explore new forms of dialogue between science and the humanities. Copyright © 1984, Wiley Blackwell. All rights reserved