ENTROPY by Jeremy Rifkin. Introduction: p. 3 Each day we awake to a world that appears more confused and disordered than the one we left the night before. Entropy: A New World View by Jeremy Rifkin published in by Viking Press. ( with Ted Howard). Once in a great while an idea changes the course of history. $ Jeremy Rifkin’s essay is based on what he acknowledges as the funda- Georgescu-Roegen in The Entropy Law and the Economic Process. Rif-.

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In the words of Sir Arthur Eddington, ‘Entropy is time’s arrow’. Aug 12, Karen Hannum rated it did not like it Shelves: Anyone who knows college-level thermodynamics should be able to see the flaws in his logic Common terms and phrases agricultural American amount of energy areas auto automobile available energy become begin BTUs Christian coal complex consume consumption continue costs created culture Descartes E.

The popular purveyors of entropy pap should be reminded of the words of Alexander Pope: Such a procedure might disorder our thoughts about other disciplines irfkin are already difficult enough. Account Options Sign in. Bantam Books- Science – pages. I have before me a letter from Jeremy Rifkin, author of Entropy: This has increased the disorder of the universe by about 3×10 24 units, about twenty million million million times the increase in order because you remembered my talk.

Highly recommended and th I love Rifkin. It is an intersting reading about the application of thermodynamic laws on our finite world where we do keep behaving like resources and everything are not finite A most difficult concept in physics is being applied to confused areas in the jeremh sciences, with the impression being conveyed that this increases our comprehension. Instead, a work of art must be apprehended as a complex of events, objects and experienceswhich gain their significanceagainst the rich background of institutions and practices in which jeermy appears.


Mar 28, Ross rated it liked it. Forged from a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE ritkin a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it serves. We experience the world always changing around us, and that experience is the unfolding of the second law.

There, the whole presentation relies too much on the narrator, his personality and appearance, in a variety of landscape settings before the camera. In each of the looselyorganized chapters,the author triestogo into the depth of different problems, and thesometimesartificial grouping is held together through the courageous, if also sometimes one-sided, appreciation of the different phenomena.

The Architects of the Mechanical World View. From inside the book. Account Options Sign in.

Retrieved from ” https: However, a more modern based on information theory treats entropy as uncertainty. Refresh and try again. To try to identify it only with a jeremmy of physical events as objectivism does, only with some set of inner mental events of the gesturer as subjectivism does, is to fail to grasp its real character, function and significance.

Entropy: into the greenhouse world – Jeremy Rifkin, Ted Howard – Google Books

This article about a physics -related book is a stub. Its sloppy pop science presentation to spoon feed concepts to the masses rather than educate them has stuck with me all these years.

Articles lacking sources from December All articles lacking sources All stub articles. While biological systems may give the appearance of self-assembling contrary to the Second Law, this illusion disappears when one considers the environment-organism system. David Lyons rated it liked it Jan 08, Open Preview See a Problem? And drinking largely sobers us again. Offers a hard-hitting analysis of world turmoil and its ceaseless predicaments, according to the thermodynamic law of entropy–all energy flows from order to disorder, from the usable to the unusable.


Race Is Not a Genomic Phenomenon. This article does not cite any sources. Adequate explanations of social phenomena must refernot onlyto discretephysicaland mental events,but also to the institutions and social structures whichconstitute theframework within which such events acquire their significance.

The second law, when rifkiin in terms of entropy, gives powerful insights into a wide variety of problems. It did have a few things in it I used to support my thesis, but I would not recommend this book to anyone.

Learn a bit about the second law engropy thermodynamics and the ultimate Law of the Land. John B rated it really liked it Jun 27, Accessible introduction to the issues our generation is well aware of by now. This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website.

What Entropy Is, and Is Not

Where can I get this book in india? Rifkin’s enhropy are virtually impossible to refute — We all have a lot of work to do. I read this a long time ago, and I found it very interesting and thought provoking at the time. Jeremy RifkinTed Howard. It’s here that I wonder if postmodernism, nihilistic and self-indulgent and ironic as it is, is, in fact, the end of the fossil fuel energy era which may currently be transitioning into the next period.

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