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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Into the Greenhouse World.

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ehtropy From inside the book. From inside the book. Contact Contact Us Help. Books by Jeremy Rifkin. Account Options Sign in. Yi Ingu rated it it was amazing Jul 12, Forged from a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it serves.

BTW I did graduate and my adviser was amused by my response when he asked me what I thought of the book. James rated it really liked it Jul 17, Interesting to read it and think, what of his predictions have come true?

He looks entorpy Jack and Jim and it dawns on him, “I only figured it for two people. Jun 08, E.

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’. Want to Read saving…. The book promotes the use of sustainable energy sources and slow resource consumption as the solution to delay or forestall death by entropy. The second law, when formulated in terms of entropy, gives powerful insights into a wide variety of problems.


In the book the authors analyze the world’s economic and social structures by using the second law of thermodynamicsalso known as the law of entropy. Now things have changed, and on the cocktail party circuit we hear of entropy in art, entropy in economics, entropy in urban decay, and other erudite-sounding applications. We watch our friends get old and die.

In the words of Sir Arthur Eddington, ‘Entropy is time’s arrow’. Rifkin’s arguments are virtually impossible to refute — We all have a lot of work to do. Preview — Entropy by Jeremy Rifkin.

What Entropy Is, and Is Not

If you have remembered every word I’ve said, your memory will have recorded about a hundred jdremy fifty thousand bits of information. A most difficult concept in physics is being applied to confused areas in the social sciences, with the impression being conveyed that jeremu increases our comprehension.

Ajeje Brazov rated it really liked it Aug 23, I accidentally picked this book up thinking it was about physics. This page was last edited on 6 Decemberat John B rated it really liked it Jun 27, Other editions – View all Entropy: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Feb 11, Rachel Lynn rated it liked it. No trivia or quizzes yet. Therefore, Rifkin’s book is controversial. 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. Other editions – View all Entropy: The best thing about this book is that it made me research more about the 2nd law of thermodynamics.


Contents Into the Greenhouse World. Entropy, a deep and hard-to-penetrate physical construct, is being indiscriminately applied to situations in which it is devoid of physical meaning. No eBook available Amazon. Entropy by Jeremy Rifkin.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Thus, the order in your brain will have increased by about a hundred and fifty thousand units.

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Entropy by Jeremy Rifkin

Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus. After the rather refined eleganceof Kenneth Clark, Hughes, inhisgenial,but slightlydisheveled manner, is less convincing. American economic and social theorist, writer, public speaker, political advisor, and activist. I was a teenager, but I jerwmy think it has some philosophical concepts relating to waste and environment that are really interesting to consider. Rifkin’s views assume that entropy is disorder.

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The authors argue that humanity is wasting resources at an increasing rate, and that will lead to the destruction of our civilization, which has happened before on a smaller scale for past empires. In the meantime, what of the notion of entropy?