The Turning Point by Fritjof Capra Technics and Civilization by Lewis Mumford The Structure of Scientific Revolutions by Thomas S. Kuhn The Technological. 1. Turning Point: A Science of Living Systems by Fritjof Capra, Ph.D. In the first three decades of the 20th century, atomic and subatomic physics led to a dramatic. Fritjof Capra encourages his readers, whenever possible, to order his books through Starts from the conceptual framework presented in The Turning Point, .

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I have read a bit of Capra’s other books. In providing fritmof all encompassing critique of society, Capra does not seek to denigrate the colleagues in other fields but merely to offer a well reasoned and referenced approach to modernizing the way we choose to organize our species.

To ask other readers questions about Ooint Turning Pointplease sign up. Those items that we struggle to slot cause us disso This was a book we used in an interdisciplinary course I had as an undergraduate.

Similarly when it comes to the domain of medicine, accepting that there is an invaluable linkage between the modern biomedical methods and the traditional approaches to healing such as Eastern medicine, mysticism and shamanism would enable the practitioners to treat their patients in a more humane and rational fashion rather than reducing patients to disabilities and concentrating on a particular part of the affected anatomy instead of viewing the sufferer as a whole.

Thus the Descartes notion of mind-body duality would be rend asunder. Since then, The Tao of Physics has been published in 43 editions in 23 languages. He is still exploring this territory waiting for humanity to catch on. Read it Forward Read it first. I first heard about him as a reference in a Smith College class, somewhere between and Well, although he wrote this book way capea in the 80s already and I read his book 20 years after its original conception, I must say it is still pretty much relevant and he has predicted what would be happening very well.

One of Cambridge Sustainability’s Top 50 Books for Sustainability, as voted for by our alumni network of over 3, senior leaders from around the world. Retrieved from ” https: The Web of Life Starts from the conceptual framework presented in The Turning Pointsummarizes 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.


The Turning Point: Science, Society, and the Rising Culture by Fritjof Capra

May 21, Diana Kendall rated it it was amazing. I’m tempted to mail Obama a copy. Turninv and try again. Sonia, the natural scientist, now gives a hug to her daughter.

So the trio walks and talks now. The film, Mindwalkis based on the book. Experience as such is cast out of the realm of scientific discourse.

The Turning Point Science, Society, and the Rising Culture /Fritjof Capra. –. —

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For other uses, see Turning Point. Looking for More Great Reads? Expands focus to show how the revolution in modern physics foreshadows a similar revolution in many other sciences and a corresponding transformation of world views and values in society. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. His approach is typically holistic versus the Cartesian view. They walk and they talk. Reading and summarising the book is an academic course in my MBA, and honestly am facing a problem in reading it!

Sep 04, Dottie rated it it was amazing Shelves: If anything is worse than garbage, it’s surely trite, boring garbage. Sonia always pressing for a new approach to these problems: It may have taken 2 days to decide to sell a jug of wine to Mr. He narrates how such viewpoints have grown inadequate to guide human behavior and policy with regard to modern technology and ecologythen argues that science needs to develop the concepts and insights of holism and systems theory to solve society’s complex problems.

Explores parallels between new ways of thinking in science and Christian theology. We have reached a time of dramatic and potentially dangerous change, a turning point for the planet as a whole. In an interview he gave, Fritjof Capra director of the Center of Ecoliteracy clarified his thought: Proposes a conceptual and practical framework for ecologically conscious management.


Wealth of thoughts on topics such as consciousness, systems view of reality, of health, and of economic and ecological issues. A photo essay, entitled The Soul of Indiaabout daily life in the villages and cities of Tamil Nadu in southern India. This responsibility has become fritjor important issue in many of today’s sciences, but especially so in physics, in which the results caprw quantum mechanics and relativity theory have opened up two very different paths for physicists to pursue.

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This entry has no external links. I have read a bit of Capra’s oth This book changed my life. There is just enuf au jus in the explanation to make you think of the mechanisitc way a cogition is attached to a structure of method, yet it is an unadorned address.

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He discusses the life cycle processes that apply to all civilizations since the dawn of time; genesis, growth, breakdown and disintegration and our current society’s position in this cycle.

Monthly downloads Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart. From a biology textbook quoted by Capra, “One of the acid tests of understanding an object is the ability to put it together from its While physicists were busy revolutionizing our outlook on the fundamentals of the universe, the mechanistic paradigm of the past had already taken hold on the methods of every other field.

Analyzes the rise of the Green Party in Germany and similar ecology-oriented political parties in other European countries.