Dr. Gila J. Hayim is Professor of Sociology at Brandeis University. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. Professor Hayim is the author of several books and articles on European and American social thought, ranging from Hegel to Sartre, Habermas, Luhmann and others.
2006 0-7734-5745-3 Autopoiesis is a theory of complex forms of life, of divergence and instability. Its methodology and vocabulary reflect the volatile and restless nature of our times. It takes the hyper-differentiation ushered by the powerful changes in our technical and communicative lives, and the erosion of hegemonic centers in culture and self, and shows how these forces push us into modes of existence – of risk and promise – far beyond semblance of familiarity.