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.
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