Edgar Morin


Born
in Paris, France
July 08, 1921

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Edgar Morin (born Edgar Nahoum) is a French philosopher and sociologist who has been internationally recognized 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. He holds degrees in history, economics, and law. Though less well known in the United States due to the limited availability of English translations of his over 60 books, Morin is renowned in the French-speaking world, Europe, and Latin America.

At the beginning of the 20th century, Morin's family migrated from the Greek town of Salonica to Marseille and later to Paris, where Edgar was born. He first became tied to socialism
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Introduction à la pensée co...

3.99 avg rating — 222 ratings — published 1990 — 13 editions
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Seven Complex Lessons in Ed...

3.92 avg rating — 231 ratings — published 2000 — 11 editions
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Au péril des idées

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A Cabeça Bem-Feita

3.83 avg rating — 141 ratings — published 1999 — 6 editions
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O Paradigma Perdido: a natu...

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On Complexity

4.14 avg rating — 49 ratings — published 2008
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La Voie

4.16 avg rating — 63 ratings — published 2011 — 11 editions
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La Nature de la nature

4.38 avg rating — 52 ratings — published 1977 — 9 editions
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The Cinema, or The Imaginar...

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إلى أين يسير العالم؟

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“L’imagination, l’illumination, la création, sans lesquelles le progrès des sciences n’aurait pas été possible, n’entraient dans la science qu’en catimini : elles n’étaient pas logiquement repérables, et toujours épistémologiquement condamnables. On en parlait dans les biographies des grands savants, jamais dans les manuels et les traités, dont pourtant la sombre compilation, comme les couches souterraines de charbon, était constituée par la fossilisation de la compression de ce qui, au premier chef, avait été fantaisies, hypothèses, prolifération d’idée, invention, découvertes.”
Edgar Morin, Introduction à la pensée complexe

“Une des conquêtes préliminaires dans l'étude du cerveau humain est de comprendre qu'une de ses supériorités sur l'ordinateur est de pouvoir travailler avec de l'insuffisant et du flou (...). Il faut reconnaître des phénomènes, comme liberté ou créativité, inexplicables hors du cadre complexe qui seul permet leur apparition. p50”
Edgar Morin, Introduction à la pensée complexe

“Estamos completamente imersos neste mundo que é o dos nossos sofrimentos, das nossas felicidades e dos nossos amores. Não sentir é evitar o sofrimento mas também o regozijo. Quanto mais aptos estamos para a felicidade mais aptos estamos para a infelicidade.”
Edgar Morin, Amor, Poesia, Sabedoria



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