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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Retrieved from ” https: No eBook available Amazon. Mass Market Paperbackpages. If you would like to authenticate using a different subscribed institution that supports Shibboleth authentication or have your own login and password to Project MUSE, click ‘Authenticate’. It seems a shame to take such a beautiful and exact idea and blur its meaning by indiscriminately applying it to all sorts of areas that have nothing to do with equilibrium thermodynamics.

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Entropy by Jeremy Rifkin

Open Preview See a Problem? In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: Ultimately, Rifkin’s weird little book might best be used as a reflection for how culture has enhropy from the modern to the postmodern, how postmodernism is conditioned by the nagging knowledge of the meaninglessness of all human action as well as the ironic response to that knowledge, however troubling it may truly be deep down.

To ask other readers questions about Entropyplease sign up. Thus, the order in your brain will have increased by jegemy a hundred and fifty thousand units. BTW I did graduate and my adviser was amused by my response when he asked me what I thought of the book.

What Entropy Is, and Is Not

From inside the book. References to this book Reclaiming Paradise: This is a dangerous misuse of science, because it may fool the scientifically untrained into believing that certain conclusions come from natural laws, when in fact they do not.


Aug 12, Karen Hannum rated it did not like it Shelves: However, the book is more detailed and richer in its approach and comes off much better than the limited medium of the screen allows. To say the world is running out of time then, to say the world is running out of usable energy. Preview — Entropy by Jeremy Rifkin.

Here, Rifkin follows some of the obvious and not-so-obvious implications of his book’s titular topic, meaning because the second law of thermodynamics states that all matter is forever approaching a condition of maximum entropy much of what take for granted as being true isn’t true. Giulietta rated it really liked it Jun 21, Fooling the public with “sciencese” decreases our society’s ability to make rational judgments.

After the rather refined eleganceof Kenneth Clark, Hughes, inhisgenial,but slightlydisheveled manner, is less convincing. But then he quickly shifted into his thesis based on entropy and I realized this was rjfkin a book that is dated and judged in hindsight, but completely relevant today, powerful right entrropy.

The styleof the book, with itsimpressiveand often daring language, is thought-provoking as muchon an art-historical levelas on ajournalistic one. The authors argue that humanity is wasting resources at an increasing rate, and that will lead to the destruction of our c Non-fiction book by Jeremy Rifkin and Ted Howard, with an Afterword by Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen.

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.

The second law, when formulated in terms of entropy, gives powerful insights into a wide variety of problems. Thus, for example, a gesture of submission is what it is, and has its significance,only within a set of institutions and practices. Lists with This Book. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Finally, many readers may be disappointed by the lack of a substantialaccount of the methodology a social sciencemight adopt inorder to includethe elementwhich he has argued must appear in adequate explanations of the phenomena.


No trivia or quizzes yet. Jeremy Rifkin was ahead of his time with this book. I will never look at the world the same way again.

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Steve Connacher rated it it was amazing Dec 07, The Christian World View. We experience the world always changing around us, and that experience is the unfolding of the second law. Jan entrpy, Terri rated it it was amazing. Its a good book for folks that believe our post modern, post industrial society can continue to thrive.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Cognition and Education Shirley R.

This elegant quantity is a precisely defined construct of physics; it can be rigorously measured for jeremt systems and can be given meaning for near-to-equilibrium considerations. It did have a few things in it I used to support my thesis, but I would not recommend this book to anyone.

Jeremy RifkinTed Howard. 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.

The book promotes the use of sustainable energy sources and slow resource consumption as the solution to delay or forestall death by entropy.

A New World View, published incan hang with contemporary popular entropic science books such as those by Nick Lane and Caesar Hidalgo.

Nonetheless, his position is nicelypresented and argued, plausible, and worth careful consideration. Common terms and phrases agricultural American automobile available energy become century coal complex consume consumption continue costs created culture depletion Descartes disorder dissipative structures E. Rifkin’s views assume that enyropy is entropj. References to this book The Post-formal Reader: The Architects of the Mechanical World View.

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