In human thermodynamics, entropology refers to the thermodynamic study of processes, particularly anthropological ones, without the use of differential equations. [1]

In 1955, French anthropologist and philosopher Claude Lévi-Strauss, in his Sad Tropics, coined the term "entropology".

In 1961, Levi-Strauss, in his
A World on Wane, by Lévi-Strauss, defined things as follows: [3]

Entropology, not anthropology, should be the word for the discipline that devotes itself to the study of this process of disintegration in its most highly evolved forms.”

The term can loosely be thought of as subjects interjecting on verbal discussion of entropy. Entropology, according to another definition, is the science of analyzing the decline of vitality and energy. [2]

An “entropologist”, a Lévi-Strauss term, is defined as an anthropologist whose studies and theories rest on the prediction of the ultimate thermodynamic leveling of all culture. [4] Some have come to refer to the work of American writer Thomas Pynchon as entropology. [5]

1. Perrot, Pierre. (1998). A to Z of Thermodynamics, (pg. 95). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
3. Whitfield, Stephen J. (2001) In Search of American Jewish Culture, (pg. 232). UPNE.
3. (a) Lévi-Strauss, Claude. (1961). A World on Wane, (pg. 397). London.
(b) translation by John Russell of Tristes Tropiques by Claude Lévi-Strauss.
4. Diamond, Stanley. (1974). In Search of the Primitive: A Critique of Civilization, (pg. 95). Transaction Publishers.
5. Menand, Louis. (1997). “Entropology”, The New York Times Review of Books, Vol. 44, No. 10, June 12.

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