Jacques Ellul

Jacques Ellul nsIn hmolscience, Jacques Ellul (1912-1994) was a French sociologist noted, in sociological thermodynamics, for his use of entropy in his theories of social systems, discussing his views on terms such as economic entropy, technological entropy, and neg-entropy in the reverse process. [1]

Ellul, together with German sociologist Niklas Luhmann, were said to share a “systems” bias view of sociology, wherein the goal of a system is self-maintenance and the task of the systems analyst is to study how social processes and mechanisms forestall the end state of societal entropy. [2]

1. Ellul, Jacques. (1990). The Technological Bluff (section: Entropy, pgs. 318-22). Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing.
2. (a) Germain, Glibert, G. (1993). A Discourse on Disenchantment: Reflections on Politics and Technology (pgs. 58-60). SUNY Press.
(b) Ellul, Jacques. (1972). The Political Illusion (key term: “entropy in modern society”, pgs. 209, 217, 261). Vintage Books.

External links
Jacques Ellul – Wikipedia.
A Short Biography of Jacques Ellul (1912-1994) by Patrick Chastenet – Ellul.org.

TDics icon ns

More pages