What’s the fuss about GM food? Fritjof Capra explains why complex systems are inherently unpredictable in Hidden Connections. The Hidden Connections has ratings and 43 reviews. Fritjof Capra, bestselling author of The Tao of Physics and The Web of Life, here explores another. Quotes from The Hidden Connection, Fritjof Capra. 1. The Hidden Connections: A Science for Sustainable Living by Fritjof Capra (click on title for book link;.
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Review: Hidden Connections by Fritjof Capra | Books | The Guardian
It is something we know today, without being able to well conceive of what it must have felt like. My aim is not only to offer a unified view of life, mind and society, but also to develop a coherent, systemic approach to some of the critical issues of our time.
They can be lumped into the following categories: A book that could make a difference. One of the most striking characteristics of social reality is the phenomenon of power. Discussing pertinent contemporary issues ranging from the controversial practices of the World Trade Organization WTO to the Human Genome Project, he concludes with an authoritative, often provocative plan for designing ecologically sustainable communities and technologies as alternatives to the current economic globalization.
The second part begins with a chapter on complexity and change, in which Capra presents a concept of management that recognizes the network characteristic of all human organizations. Apr 07, Sean added it. You know I liked this: Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now. Together with “The web of life”, one of the best essays about how living beings develop themselves, evolve and fit in the regulation of the global ecosystem.
The Hidden Connections: A Science for Sustainable Living
Mar 18, Laura rated it it was amazing Shelves: It would be correct, I suppose, to paraphrase all of what was already written on the back cover but that would be only half of the story. The importance of networks, and of supporting relationships rather than material acquisition, is another required shift in thinking.
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All in all a very good book and an eyeopener atleast for hirden especially with respect to GM food, WTO and genome mapping.
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From inside the book. It has given me hope for the future, to know that we have a blueprint of what’s needed, albeit a challenging struggle politically to promote it. It is a sensory experience that arises when the sugar molecules interact with the chemistry of our taste buds In this book I propose to extend the new understanding of life that has conncetions from complexity theory to the social domain.
Instead of treating the web of life as a commodity, we would respect it as the context of our existence. A sustainable human community interacts with other living systems — human and nonhuman — in ways that enable those systems to live and develop according to their nature. Management consultants may mechanically redraw the organisational chart.
This is great although I can’t quite put my finger on it. The author has courageously put together a real tract for our times. Integrating the Biological, Cognitive, and A forerunner of that revolution, Fritjof Capra now continues to expand the scope of that theory by establishing a framework in which we can understand and solve some of the most important issues of our time.
The book has been widely successful and translated into 8 languages. Capra posits that in order fritjoff sustain life, the principles underlying our social institutions must be consistent with the broader organization of nature.
They can never be controlled like machines. And this demands grassroots activism. It is a work of rare genius, true insight and great humanity. But there are a lot of things I haven’t been getting lately – such as, why are there big eco-riots every time there is an international trade summit in town?
A must for anyone interested in Sustainability.
Still, this is a call for a new kind of science, one that does not seek arrogant mastery but works with the concept of emergence: Trivia About The Hidden Connec