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Inhaltsangabe: Fritjof Capra, bestselling author of The Tao of Physics and The Web of Life, here explores another frontier in the human significance of scientific ideas?applying complexity theory to large-scale social interaction.
In the 1980s, complexity theory emerged as a powerful alternative to classic, linear thought. 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. Capra posits that in order to sustain life, the principles underlying our social institutions must be consistent with the broader organization of nature. 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.
Über den Autor: Fritjof Capra, a world-renowned physicist, is the author of The Tao of Physics , The Turning Point , Uncommon Wisdom , The Web of Life , and the coauthor of Belonging to the Universe , winner of the American Book Award in 1992. He is a founding director of the Center for Ecoliteracy in Berkeley, California, where he lives. For more information, please go to www.fritjofcapra.net
Titel: The Hidden Connections - A Science for ...
Verlag: London, HarperCollins Publishers
Buchbeschreibung GRIN Verlag Aug 2013, 2013. sonst. Bücher. Buchzustand: Neu. 211x85x12 mm. Neuware - Literature Review from the year 2011 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: A, Atlantic International University (School of Business and Economics), course: Seminar Cultural Development 1D, language: English, abstract: The book 'The Hidden Connections' by Fritjof Capra is premised on the study of living organisms. It is based on Capra's understanding of life as growing inevitably out of increasing complex of cell molecular relationships. Capra's belief is that life is a chain of networks and it is these networks that are the very essence of life. Capra tries to conceptualize this network concept in living systems by presenting a framework integrating the biological, cognitive and social dimensions of life. By integrating these three dimensions of life, Capra tries to justify the essence of the interconnections that equally exist in various human and social organizations. He does so by providing a systematic approach to life's critical issues which continue to have negative impacts on human and social organizations globally. The analysis brings up certain aspects of Capra's views of life and how society needed to be organized. These range from his urge for organizations to take a systematic approach to new ways of doing business by creating value systems and need to strive towards a sustainable society by redesigning technologies and social institutions without undue distraction of our natural environment. The analytical view to most of Capra's views of life is that these views may be situational and not binding to every humane and organizational activity of life. The conclusive view of the book is that it is not scientifically oriented to the level of a non - scientific mind as it brings with it a lot of human and organizational implications that hinge on social, cultural and religious aspects of life. Notwithstanding this fact, the overall scope of the book seems to cater for all intellectual are 20 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9783656476214