par Allen, Peter
Référence The Evolutionary Vision: Toward A Unifying Paradigm of Physical, Biological and Sociocultural Evolution, Taylor and Francis, page (25-72)
Publication Publié, 2019-01
Partie d'ouvrage collectif
Résumé : Recently in the physical sciences, new concepts have emerged from the study of dissipative structures which offer a new basis for our understanding of many phenomena in the biological and social sciences. Here we outline these new ideas, and describe briefly some applications to biology, ecology and to urban and economic systems. The important feature underlying these examples is the explicit representation of a creative evolution, emergent structure, and increasing complexity.