Dr. Ervin Laszlo
Biography & Resources

Ervin Laszlo is the author or editor of sixty-nine books translated into as many as nineteen languages, and has over four hundred articles and research papers and six volumes of piano recordings to his credit. He serves as editor of the monthly World Futures: The Journal of General Evolution and of its associated General Evolution Studies book series.

Laszlo is generally recognized as the founder of systems philosophy and general evolution theory, serving as founder-director of the General Evolution Research Group and as past president of the International Society for the Systems Sciences. He is the recipient of the highest degree in philosophy and human sciences from the Sorbonne, the University of Paris, as well as of the coveted Artist Diploma of the Franz Liszt Academy of Budapest. His numerous prizes and awards include four honorary doctorates.

His appointments have included research grants at Yale and Princeton Universities, professorships for philosophy, systems sciences, and future sciences at the Universities of Houston, Portland State, and Indiana, as well as Northwestern University and the State University of New York. His career has also included guest professorships at various universities in Europe and the Far East. In addition, Laszlo worked as program director for the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR). In 1999 he was awarded an honorary doctorate by the Canadian International Institute of Advanced Studies in Systems Research and Cybernetics.

Laszlo serves as president of the Club of Budapest and head of the General Evolution Research Group, which he founded. He is an advisor to the UNESCO Director General, ambassador of the International Delphic Council, member of both the International Academy of Science, World Academy of Arts and Science, and the International Academy of Philosophy. He is the former president of the International Society for Systems Sciences.

selected books

Science and the Akashic Field: An Integral Theory of Everything
(Inner Traditions International, 2004)
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You Can Change the World: The Global Citizen's Handbook for Living on Planet Earth : A Report of the Club of Budapest
(Select Books, 2003)
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The Connectivity Hypothesis: Foundations of an Integral Science of Quantum, Cosmos, Life, and Consciousness
(State University of New York Press, 2003)
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Evolution: The General Theory
(Hampton Press, 1996)
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The Whispering Pond: A Personal Guide to the Emerging Vision of Science
(Element Books, Ltd., 1996)
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The Systems View of the World: A Holistic Vision for Our Time
(Hampton Press, 1996)
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selected articles

New Concepts of Matter, Life, and Mind

Where No System Is Entirely Closed
(Center for Theoretical Study)

Conscious Evolution: An Interview with Ervin Laszlo
(Kindred Spirit. Issue 42, Spring 1998)

organizational affiliations

The Club of Budapest
Founded in 1993 by Dr. Ervin Laszlo, the Club of Budapest is dedicated to creating a sustainable world through promoting global consciousness, interconnecting generations and cultures, integrating science, the arts, and spirituality, and fostering learning communities worldwide.

articles & interviews