Hermann HakenIn existographies, Hermann Haken (1927-) (CR:11) is a German theoretical physicist noted for his 1960s synergetics theories of self-organization, based on an interpretation of lasers as types of self-organizing non-equilibrium systems. The following, from his 1983 Advanced Synergetics, is a noted one nature theory quote by Haken: [2]

“Why should systems consisting of components as different as electrons, atoms, molecules, photons, cells, animals, or even humans be governed by the same principles when they organize themselves to form electrical oscillations, patterns in fluids, chemical waves, laser beams, organs, animal societies, or social groups.”


Social laser model
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The following is example of Haken’s anthropomorphized laser theory view, as restated by Cuban-born American anti-reductionism philosopher Alicia Juarrero: [1]

Light, as a laser beam, which as a whole ‘slaves’ or entrains its component atomic waves to its frequency, also exercises a type of formal cause.”


The bulk of Austrian-born American astrophysicist Erich Jantsch’s efforts to bridge the gap between science and humanism is said to be built on the self-organization work of Ilya Prigogine and Haken.

Haken has worked Polish physicist Michal Kurzynski.

Chinese particle physicist Yi-Fang Chang seems to build much of his recent 2009 social synergetics theories on Haken.

1. (a) Haken, Hermann. (1983). Synergetics: an Introduction. Springer-Verlag.
(b) Haken, Hermann. (1987). “An Approach to Self-Organization”, in: Self-Organizing Systems (editor: E. Yates). Plenum.
(c) Juarrero, Alicia. (1999). Dynamics in Action: Intentional Behavior as a Complex System (pg. 20). MIT Press.
2. Haken, Herman. (1983). Advanced Synergetics (Amz) (quote, pgs. xii-viii). Springer.

● Haken, Hermann. (2015). “Conference on Synergetics” (ΡΊ), Klaus Jaffe, Oct 6.

External links
● Hermann Haken – Wikipedia.
● Synergetics (Haken) – Wikipedia.

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