Edgar Morin

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Edgar Morin
Edgar Morin, 2011 (cropped).jpg
Born
Edgar Nahoum

(1921-07-08) 8 July 1921 (age 98)
NationalityFrench
Alma materUniversity of Paris
Notable work
La méthode (1977–2004, 6 vols.)
SchoolContinental philosophy
Constructivist epistemology[1]
Anti-foundationalism[2]
InstitutionsCNRS
Main interests
Epistemology
Complexity theory[2][3]
Sociology
Notable ideas
Chaosmos[4]
Criticism of structuralism[5]
Criticism of Ludwig von Bertalanffy's systems theory[6]

Edgar Morin (French: [mɔʁɛ̃]; born Edgar Nahoum on 8 July 1921) is a French philosopher and sociologist. He has been known for his work on complexity and "complex thought," and for his scholarly contributions to such diverse fields as media studies, politics, sociology, visual anthropology, ecology, education, and systems biology.

Morin holds degrees in history, economics, and law. Though less well known in the United States due to the limited of English translations of his over 60 books, Morin is renowned in the French-speaking world, Europe, and Latin America.

References[change | change source]

  1. Daniel Bougnoux and Bastien Engelbach, "Entretien avec Edgar Morin (2) : Science et philosophie", nonfiction.fr, 10 April 2008.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Jennifer Wells, Complexity and Sustainability, Routledge, 2012, p. 134.
  3. Steven Vertovec (ed.), Routledge International Handbook of Diversity Studies, Routledge, 2014, p. 373.
  4. Edgar Morin, Restricted complexity, general complexity, 2005.
  5. François Dosse, History of Structuralism: The sign sets, 1967-present, Volume 2, University of Minnesota Press, 1997, p. 449.
  6. Sacha Kagan, Art and Sustainability: Connecting Patterns for a Culture of Complexity, transcript Verlag, 2014, p. 171.
  7. Morin, Edgar (1997-12-30). "An encyclopaedic spirit". Radical Philosophy. Retrieved 2008-04-03.
  8. Julian Bourg (ed.), After the Deluge: New Perspectives on the Intellectual and Cultural History of Postwar France, Lexington Books, 2004, p. 113.

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