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Irreversibility

John Ziman, 18 March 1982

From Being to Becoming 
by Ilya Prigogine.
Freeman, 272 pp., £13.50, December 1980, 0 7167 1107 9
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... to blow the trumpet of their idiosyncratic prejudices far beyond their expert knowledge. But Ilya Prigogine won the 1977 Nobel Prize for Chemistry for precisely the sort of theoretical work on which this book is based. He is not only a Professor at both the Free University of Brussels and the University of Texas: he is also a man of wide cultural ...

Rottenness is all

John Maynard Smith, 3 May 1984

Order out of Chaos: The Evolutionary Paradigm and the Physical Sciences 
by Ilya Prigogine and Isabelle Stengers.
Bantam, 290 pp., $8.95, April 1984, 0 553 34082 4
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... and that this picture will heal the breach between the scientific and the poetic view of man. Prigogine’s distinction as a scientist – the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1977 – requires that we take his views seriously, at least on the first of these claims. The major part of the book is devoted to explaining, in non-mathematical language, the new ...

Heat Death

Simon Schaffer: Entropists v. Energeticists, 13 April 2000

Ludwig Boltzmann: The Man who Trusted Atoms 
by Carlo Cercignani.
Oxford, 329 pp., £29.50, September 1998, 0 19 850154 4
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... on which Cercignani also has something to say. Two decades ago, the Belgian Nobel laureate Ilya Prigogine published an influential account of chaotic systems and the puzzles of irreversibility: ‘in the classical picture’, he wrote, ‘irreversibility was due to our ignorance.’ And indeed, many expert physicists have read and continue to read ...

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