A new synthesis of mind and matter, by fritjof capra, harper collins, pounds 18. The acclaimed author of the tao of physics puts modern biology and ecology under his revisionist scrutiny. Capras whole approach is based on the premise that earlier schools of science falsely attempted to force their subjects into mechanistic, easily quantifiable models, in opposition to the holistic awareness of todays scientific revolutionaries. Capras brilliant achievement in the web of life is to connect all of these threads of thought into a unified theory of living systems. Fritjof capra is currently considered a single author. Capra argues that at the end of the 20th century we are shifting away from the mechanistic world of descartes and newton to a holistic, ecological view. The author points out that in order to sustain life in the future. In the web of life, capra takes yet another giant step, setting forth a new. The web of life by fritjof capra 4 editions first published in 1996 download daisy. The systems view of life should be required reading for todays young, tomorrows. At first, however, relating 12 the two was a purely intellectual exercise. By berkeley fritjof capra, lawrence berkeley national laboratory, berkeley, california, rome pier luigi.
Fritjof capra fisico, filosofo della scienza, usa year. The purpose of this book, austrianborn physicist and ecologist, fritjof capra writes, is to explore the relationship between the concepts of modern physics and the basic ideas in the philosphical and religious traditions of the far east p. In 1995, he became a founding director of the center for ecoliteracy in berkeley, california. I was particularly attracted to the puzzling aspects of zen which reminded me of the puzzles in quantum theory.
A new understanding of living systems by fritjof capra. As the industrial age, which began in the period of the european enlightenment, draws to maturity through the end of the 20th century and beyond, its very fruits have given humanity the tools to move beyond the industrial. Fritjof capras groundbreaking exploration of the parallels between. Fritjof capra encourages his readers, whenever possible, to order his books through locally owned and independently operated bookstores. The essay is excerpted from the systems view of life. Capra demonstrates conclusively how tightly humans are connected with the fabric of life and makes it clear that it is imperative to organise the world according to. Starts from the conceptual framework presented in the turning point, summarizes the mathematics of complexity, and offers a synthesis of recent nonlinear theories of living systems that have dramatically increased our understanding of the key characteristics of life. New emphasis has been given to complexity, networks, and patterns of organisation leading to a. The vitality and accessibility of fritjof capras ideas have made him perhaps the most eloquent spokesperson of the latest. A new scientific understanding of living systems, fritjof capra attempts to present a synthesis of systems models as a new and improved. Fritjof capra project gutenberg selfpublishing ebooks. Dr capra is author of the turning point and the web of life, both of. The web of life 1997 the hidden connections 1997 steering business toward sustainability 1995 the science of leonardo 2007 learning from leonardo 20 fritjof capra is wellknown and famed as one of the most important authors on new science and systems research.
The fact that ecological sustainability is a property of a web of relationships means that in order to understand it properly, in order to become ecologically literate, we need to learn how to think in terms of relationships, in terms of interconnections, patterns, context. Science, society, and the rising culture, and more on. He is on the faculty of schumacher college capra is the author of several books, including the tao of physics 1975, the turning point 1982, uncommon wisdom 1988, the web of life. Open library is an initiative of the internet archive, a 501c3 nonprofit, building a digital library of internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. I found capras tao of physics in 1985, at a time when my life was in a. Fritjof capra born february 1, 1939 is an austrianborn american physicist, systems theorist and deep ecologist. Fritjof capra, bestselling author of the tao of physics and the web of life, here explores another frontier in the human significance of scientific.
In the web of life, capra offers a brilliant synthesis of such recent scientific breakthroughs as the theory of. This volume offers a profound framework for understanding our place on the planet, for better or worse. Further, he explains his synthesis and its underlying ideas so that the attentive lay person can understand them. The web of life 1996 fritjof capra, the web of life 1996 the more we study the major problems of our time, the more we come to realise that they cannot be understood in isolation. Fritjof capra my journey from the tao of physics to the. An exploration of the parallels between modern physics and eastern mysticism, and the turning point. Fritjof capra, phd, physicist and systems theorist, is a founding director of the center for ecoliteracy in berkeley, california. The book integrates the ideas, models, and theories underlying the systems view of life into a single coherent framework, exploring its implications for a broad range of endeavors, from economics and politics to medicine, psychology, and law. In this lecture, fritjof capra describes that such a new understanding of life in terms of complexity, networks, and patterns of organization, has recently emerged at the forefront of science.
Open library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. Fritjof capra books list of books by author fritjof capra. If one or more works are by a distinct, homonymous authors, go ahead and split the author. In the web of life, capra offers a brilliant synthesis of such recent scientific breakthroughs as the theory of complexity, gaia theory, chaos theory, and other explanations of the properties of organisms, social systems, and ecosystems. Capra was the author of 4 works of transcendence, converted into sales best sellers, the mentioned the tao of the physical 1975, the turning point at crucial point of 1982, uncommon wisdom wisdom unusual. Fritjof capra has been at the forefront of this revolution. Fritjof capra in this book, the author applies the principles of complexity theory to an analysis of the broad sphere of all human interactions.
He is the author of three international bestsellers, the tau of. The ecology of law the first book to present jurisprudence the theory and philosophy of law as an intellectual discipline with a history and conceptual structure that shows surprising parallels to those of natural science. The tao of physics download ebook pdf, epub, tuebl, mobi. In this webcast fritjof capra talks with mitchell rabin about his journey from writing the tao of physics to developing his new synthesis of life which is captured in its entirety in his latest. The systems view of life cambridge university press. Fritjof capra during the past twentyfive years, scientists have. The web of life fritjof capra schrodinger lecture, dublin, september 9th 1997 fritjof capra, ph. The systems view of life a unifying vision fritjof capra and pier luigi luisi is the kind of book i wish i could write. See all books authored by fritjof capra, including the tao of physics. The vitality and accessibility of fritjof capras ideas have made him perhaps the most eloquent spokesperson of the latest findings emerging at the frontiers of. And if we apply the insights offered by capra and luisi, it will be for the better.
From the interactions of subatomic particles to the complex phenomenon of life, from the geo. Over the past thirty years, a new systemic conception of life has emerged at the forefront of science. A unifying vision, by fritjof capra and pier luigi luisi 2014, cambridge university press. P l luisi over the past thirty years, a new systemic conception of life has emerged at the forefront of science. In the web of life, capra offers a brilliant synthesis of such recent scientific breakthroughs as the theory. He establishes patterns between ideas from such diverse fields as. That the story of the universe is one of unfolding complexity is almost selfevident. The book has been published in 14 editions in 10 languages. World heritage encyclopedia, the aggregation of the largest online encyclopedias available, and the most.1525 1105 1025 681 200 541 92 99 1106 784 482 380 292 1066 241 1303 1433 665 629 796 1235 1208 169 1191 761 506 686 1106 62 431 1096 374 227 53 457 990 1474 228 330