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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. The Web of Life: The vitality and accessibility of Fritjof Capra’s ideas have made him perhaps the most eloquent spokesperson of the latest findings emerging at the frontiers of scientific, social, and philosophical thought.
In his international bestsellers The Tao of Physics and The Turning Point, he juxtaposed physics and mysticism to define a new vision of reality. In The Web fgitjof Life, C The vitality and accessibility of Fritjof Capra’s ideas have made him perhaps the most eloquent spokesperson of the latest findings emerging at the frontiers of scientific, social, and philosophical thought.
In The Web of Life, Capra takes yet another giant step, setting forth a new scientific language to describe interrelationships and interdependence of psychological, biological, physical, social, and cultural phenomena–the “web of life. Fritjof Capra has been ivda the forefront of this revolution.
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’s surprising findings stand in stark contrast to accepted paradigms of mechanism and Darwinism and provide an extraordinary new foundation for ecological policies that will allow us to build and sustain communities without diminishing the opportunities for future generations.
The Web of Life: A New Scientific Understanding of Living Systems by Fritjof Capra
Paperbackpages. Published October by Anchor Books first published To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about The Web of Lifeplease sign up. This is the first time I’ve seen sustainability discussed so thoroughly in the Epiloigue. Book packed with info. Made me wonder where his experts stand with most current researchers. Has anyone read it or have an opinion or info on it? I haven’t seen it referenced much, but contains many facts?
Rian Nejar An opinion Some insights are timeless, almost universal, and his Fritjof …more An opinion Some insights are timeless, almost universal, and his Fritjof Capra’s integration of ideas from numerous sources approaches such quality. He clarifies and networks ideas most effectively See 1 question about The Web of Life….
Lists with This Book. Feb 10, Stephen rated it really liked it Shelves: In The Web of Life: A New Scientific Understanding of Living SystemsFritjof Capra attempts to present a synthesis of systems models as a new and improved way of looking at life. While scientists will often speak of paradigm shifts within a field — for instance from Newtonian to relativistic physics, or Lamarckian evolution to the Darwinian kind — it is rare that they attempt to link these individual shifts to a wider movement.
It is probably rarer still that they attempt to create the ove In The Web of Life: It is probably rarer still that they attempt to create the overarching paradigm, as opposed to simply documenting it. Capra begins by acknowledging the countless problems plaguing humanity today. Taking a deep ecological approach, he sees the problems of hunger, climate change, education, conflict, and so on as being integrated and systemic.
If humanity understands the magnitude of these calamities, then it is clear that we are not currently capable of dealing with them. Capra’s belief is that we must refocus the way we look at the world — we must put on green-tinted glasses with a worldview rooted in sustainability.
He speaks of the need to understand the interdependence of humanity and nature; he speaks of shifting from self-assertion to integration, from power to balance, and from hierarchies to networks.
One of the delightful aspects of Capra’s writing is that he leaves room for you to connect many of the dots, yet weaves key concepts in repeated mantras. If you don’t quite see the connection, he’ll make it clear in a reference somewhere in the next chapter.
Thus it is as he steps away from the normative social science for most of the book, wrapping things up nicely at the end. In parts two and three he describes systems thinking and key systems theories. Of systems thinking in general Capra writes, “[the] essential properties of an organism Capra, a particle physicist by training, has a true gift for translating abstract scientific concepts into intelligible English.
This gift is used well in describing an array of theories and showing the similarities of worldview that they imply. Of traditional physics he speaks little, only alluding to ideas drawn out in full in The Tao of Physics.
In fact, his work now revolves around the idea of life being at the center of our quest for knowledge, instead of pure structure. Theories so richly described include cybernetics, dissipative structures and mathematical complexity chaoslaser theory, hypercycles, autopoeisis, Gaia theory, and symbiogenesis.
Much of the synthesis throughout and following these theories grows from the work of Humberto Maturela and Francisco Varela the Santiago theory of cognition.
As he moves from the primarily physical theories into the realm of humanity, he focuses on the place of consciousness, rational and intuitive knowledge, and language in the human condition as we know it.
In an epilogue titled “Ecoliteracy,” Capra gives a taste of things to come by extending the discussion of the human condition and the deep ecological view of sustainability.
The potential impact of the “web of life” paradigm on the functioning of society at large is fully explored in his follow-up book, The Hidden Connections: I find the Web of Life to be an engaging, educational, coherent, and most important of all, extremely relevant view of the world in which we presently find ourselves. It is an important addition to the field of knowledge, and I hope that it may affect some shift in both the filters we see the world through and the policies we create in their context.
May 26, Nate D rated it did not like it Shelves: Just enough science quite a bit, actually; Capra hasn’t exactly shirked his research to make people buy the completely unfounded ludicrous speculation the book spends its length careening towards. I almost shelved this as “fantasy”.
Capra presents an anti-reductionist, and anti-deterministic molecular v.
Life is not about atoms only, but patterns of organization and networks of mutually beneficial parts. He uses the term autopoiesis self-organization to describe a process whereby life makes iteself, continuously.
Life is closed to the world in the sense that it self-creates and self-orders, but life is also open because it necessarily interacts with its environment and Capra presents an anti-reductionist, and cpra molecular v. Life is closed to the world in the sense that it self-creates and self-orders, but life is also open because it necessarily interacts with its environment and adapts to it.
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Mind is not a thing, Capra says, but a process that takes in what the external world requires and behavior is modified through feedback loops as a result. We are composed of nucleated cells where parts function as parts of a whole and where the whole is dependent on the parts. We via a community, internally, and externally in our relationship with the environment. We are part of the web of life, not isolated from it. This is a vision of not only who we are, but who we need to be.
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This is why Capra uses the expression, “spiritual ecology. We are the living embodiment of a pattern he says, but he doesn’t tell us how that pattern is created. We know about the cybernetic interaction with the environment, but how did life get this capacity? If life is a community of self-inerested entities genes, molecules, cells, we presume that there’s cooperation for mutual benefit but that vira begs the question: Why do self-interested entities “care” about themselves?
Do self-interested communities within our bodies prune back each other and thereby promote the collective interest of the whole? Is it in this sense that the whole regulates and is different from its parts?
We might understand the integration and community part of life from what Capra describes, but he dismisses the role of competition and combat.
That omission makes his vision more aspirational than real. Mar 15, Sebastian rated it really liked it.
La Rete Della Vita – Fritjof Capra
This was an excellent book, one of the best ones I have read in over a year, with new ideas and stimulated imagination. I learned a great deal about cybernetics, learned to view evolution from a different perspective, and see how all of “life” can be broken down into cohesive sequence of chemical unfoldings.
Theories tie well into chaos theory, emergence and systems analysis. Not everything he says though I agree with, but this is largely understandable since my world-view is quite fringe even am This was an excellent book, one of the best ones I have read in over a year, with new ideas and stimulated imagination. Not everything he says though I agree with, but this is largely understandable since my world-view is quite fringe even among the fritjoff.
As far as writing style, even though he has a fabulous and clear voice, he does suffer from repetition. He will prelude to some concept and labor on about it for pages, then explain what it is that is important – sometimes far too briefly – and then frigjof on again and again [sometimes in further chapters once more: Fortunately, those moments when he does unveil more concepts are quite thought provoking, which helps to keep the attention up and the end-value bright.
Before I had read this book, I was already well versed in: With this book I now feel like Tra,a have a new micro-biological perspective on evolution, systems-theory connections with emergence and chaos theory, and cybernetics.
Feb 11, Jitin Singla rated it it was amazing. I can’t recommend it enough. Sep 13, Glynda-lee Hoffmann rated it liked it.
Dense and complicated, but illuminating. Dec 11, Paco Nathan rated it really liked it Shelves: Tour de force for many complex points, with excellent storytelling and vital issues. Good intro for autopoiesis and systems theory from Green perspectives.
Da quel momento in poi il tono cambia decisamente, e dopo tanta teoria dei sistemi e delle reti, Capra comincia a parlare della vita, della cognizione, della ragione, e mi introduce al pensiero di Maturana e Varela, e della scuola di Santiago. Nel linguaggio noi generiamo i nostri laa, e nel linguaggio generaiamo insieme il nostro mondo.