In recognition of his outstanding contributions to the field of complexity thinking, the Bertalanffy Center will award a prize to Edgar Morin. The award ceremony will take place at the forthcoming European Meeting on Cybernetics and Systems Research, on 10th of April 2012, 20:00, in Lecture Hall B at the Campus of the University of Vienna, Spitalgasse 2, 1090 Vienna (entrance free). Edgar Morin will hold a keynote on “Complex thinking for a complex world – About reductionism, disjunction and systemism”.

Edgar Morin is a widely recognised French philosopher and sociologist. His most recent publication is “Le chemin de l’espérance”/”El camino de la esperanza”/”Wege der Hoffnung” written together with Stéphane Hessel. He is 91 years old. Morin is one of the first system philosophers. His six-volumes work “La Méthode” is in the process of being translated into German.

The laudatio will be given by Rainer E. Zimmermann.

The award (photo: ©

The BCSSS will award the “Ludwig von Bertalanffy Award in Complexity Thinking” for the first time.