Entropic Philosophy: Chaos, Breakdown, and Creation (Philosophical Projections) (Hardcover)

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Now is a time of tremendous anxiety about the present and future state of the world. As the second law of thermodynamics states, entropy never decreases, time marches relentlessly forward, and closed systems inevitably break down. Entropy serves as a powerful metaphor capturing expressions of growing malaise and decline. Entropic Philosophy: Chaos, Breakdown, and Creation builds on the meaning of entropy from the Greek entropia, signifying "a turning toward" or "transformation." Developing a philosophy of entropy, this book draws variously from anthropology, psychoanalysis, literature, art, and the history of philosophy. This approach opens pathways for reverence and care that are crucial in preventing fear, existential inertia, and despair.

About the Author


Shannon Mussett is Professor of Philosophy at Utah Valley University


Product Details
ISBN: 9781786612465
ISBN-10: 1786612461
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Publication Date: January 31st, 2022
Pages: 220
Language: English
Series: Philosophical Projections