Edgar Morin, born Edgar Nahoum on the 21st of July 1921 in Paris, is a French sociologist and philosopher. Starting his career examining various different aspects of popular culture within the framework of what he calls the “sociology of the present”, Morin’s thought diversified in the early 1970s, engaging more closely with recent theoretical developments in the natural sciences. The result was the six-volume chef d’oeuvre,

La Méthode

(1977-2004), which synthesizes physics, biology, and anthropology into a theoretical framework whose key notion is “complexity”. He has applied the theories developed in

La Méthode

to a number of domains, particularly education and the environment. Relatively neglected in both his native France and Anglophone countries, he has exerted a…

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Citation: Dicks, Henry. "Edgar Morin". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 31 August 2012 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=13178, accessed 29 February 2024.]

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