SILPAKORN UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES, HUMANITIES, AND ARTS, Vol. 5 (Number 1-2) 2005

Prigogine’s Perspective on Nature

Kajornpat Tangyin




Abstract


rstand nature in various ways. The way we understand nature in each period seems to have very much influence upon the way of thinking and living of the people. Through this work, I want to study Ilya Prigogine, the Nobel Prize winner on the second law of thermodynamics at nonequilibrium system. With Prigogine’s perspective on nature, we could learn the limits of the Newtonian mechanical worldview. With Prigogine’s the evolutionary process, a new perspective should be attained instead of the Newtonian worldview. And this perspective should be one of the possible answers to reestablish a new relation between man and nature.

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