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Evolution-Revolution Patterns of Development in Nature Society, Man and Knowledge

Edited By Ervin Laszlo, Rubin Goetsky Copyright 1971
    364 Pages
    by Routledge

    364 Pages
    by Routledge

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    Originally published in 1971 Evolution – Revolution is an interdisciplinary volume examining inquiry around the central topic of evolution and revolution. Containing contributions from a number of eminent academics of the time, the book addresses the meaning and application of evolution and revolution in the context, not of what things are, or even how they behave, but how they become. The broad interdisciplinary range of essays explores this concept through the idea of development and change and argues that both change, and development must be measured against concepts of flux and that which endures. The editors of the book suggest that these are the ‘invariants’ which contemporary thinkers are beginning to accept as the process-counterparts of Platonic ‘immutables’. Thus this volume examines the two ‘immutables’ of evolution and revolution. The book covers the concept through essays in science, philosophic concepts of rationalism and existentialism, art and religion.

    Editors Preface

    Part I

    1. Contextualism and Cosmic Evolution-Revolution, Lewis E. Hahn

    2. The Concept of Evolution and Revolution, R. Puligandla

    3. Evolution-Revolution and the Cosmos, Paul G. Morrison

    Part II

    4. Evolution-Revolution, General Systems Theory, and Society, Alastair M. Taylor

    5. Communication, Lee Thayer

    6. The Drama of Realtime Complementarity, Edmund F. Byrne

    Part III

    7. World Order in Evolution and Revolution in Arts, Associations, and Sciences, Richard McKeon

    8. On the Meaning of Scientific Revolutions, Joseph J. Kockelmans

    9. Theoretical Becoming, Richard Coles

    Part IV

    10. The Individual in Dialogic Involution, Edward A. Maziarz

    11. Crusoe, Friday, and God, Arthur F. Holmes

    12. Conditions of Alienation, George Schrader


    Ervin Laszio, Rubin Goetsky