Time, Emergences and Communications

Volume 4 - Engineering, Energy and Architecture SET Coordinated by Lazaros E. Mavromatidis

Time, Emergences and Communications

Bernard Dugué, École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Saint-Etienne, France

ISBN : 9781786302502

Publication Date : April 2018

Hardcover 268 pp

145.00 USD



Time, Emergences and Communications pursues scientific and philosophical research on the place and role of information in natural systems. The first part proposes an unprecedented interpretation of quantum physics by focusing on the idea of matter that communicates. This allows the author to resume systemic questioning on emergence, which is analyzed by examining the phases of matter, thermodynamic processes and the cosmos. A number of theses are then presented which explore the link between communications and emergences in living systems and in human societies organized through language. Finally, a new understanding of time is proposed around three “temporal polarities”, designated with the notions of Kronos, Kosmos and Telos.

The author proposes three scientific revolutions: that of quantum communications, that of ordered emergence around semantic processes and, finally, the “cosmo-ontological” revolution of time. This book is aimed at scientific specialists as well as novice readers interested in the disruption of knowledge in our time.


1. Quantum Physics and Information.
2. Two Quantum Studies.
3. Quantum Entanglement.
4. Quantum Darwinism and the Macroscopic World.
5. Chemistry and Quantum Communications.
6. Emergences in Matter.
7. Communication and Emergence Fields.
8. The Computer, from Physics to Biology.
9. Time Philosophies: Kronos, Telos, Kosmos.
10. The Arrows of Time and Emergence.
11. Mesoscopic and Macroscopic.
12. Epilogue on Forthcoming Science.

About the authors/editors

Bernard Dugué is a writer-researcher and an engineer of the École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Saint-Etienne, France. He holds PhDs in pharmacology and philosophy, and his research interests include a range of different subjects covering physics, life sciences, evolution, systemics and philosophy.