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On Time, Being, and HungerChallenging the Traditional Way of Thinking Life$
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Juan Manuel Garrido

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780823239351

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823239351.001.0001

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On Time, Being, and Hunger

Juan Manuel Garrido

Fordham University Press

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

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