Las Conexiones Ocultas (English, Spanish, Paperback) / Author: Fritjof Capra ; ; Social issues, Sociology, social studies, Social sciences. The Hidden Connections is a book by Fritjof Capra, in which the author proposes a holistic alternative to linear and reductionist world views. He aims to. Fritjof Capra, bestselling author of The Tao of Physics and The Web of Life, here “Conexiones Ocultas” de Fritjof Capra (como su otro trabajo “La trama de la.
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In this book I propose to extend the new understanding of life that has emerged from complexity theory to the social domain.
And it’s not just about environmental destruction and social deprivation, it’s also about increased life expectancy and health for billions lifted out of poverty since the age of industrialization. Our economies need to model the way ecosystems work, to be sustainable.
I have used this as my primary text for a grad class I teach in systems theory. Metaphors We Live by Mark Johnson. However, the book has innumberable references to the author’s earlier book – The Web of Life, which I believe would give a more comprehensive and interesting read.
One of the most striking characteristics of social reality is the phenomenon of power. Still, this is a call for clnexiones new kind of science, one that does not seek arrogant mastery but works with the concept of emergence: With growing awareness on the flip side of corporate economies, this book takes the concept of systems biology, learning how the connections in living adaptable systems like cells are made, and proposes a model extrap In this growing fast paced world driven by capitalism and rough economic order, Fritjof Capra, takes a bold step in communicating to us, in a thorough engaging argument, on how the model framework that make up our socio-economic systems is frirjof us to a harsh catastrophic climax.
His totally negative characterization of globalization isn’t justified.
It is as much an argument against commercial science’s, and by extension our own, over simplification of the world, against our conceit. Views Read Edit View history. I’m going to need to reread it to really understand it, although that will be after some time.
This spontaneous emergence of order at critical points of instability is one of the most important concepts of the new understanding of life. I read this back as a sophomore or junior in high school, and along with Prescription for the Planet, Plan B 2.
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Open Preview See a Problem? Aug 24, Vish Wam rated it really liked it. My Qs borrowed from Sir Norman Foster architect is: We can imagine a conexionees different kind of biotechnology. He looks at natural systems at the atomic, cell, cnexiones and social level.
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The book is divided into a theoretical part chapters 1 — 3 and a more practical part with application examples chapters 4 — 7. This book has got me thinking. My extension dapra the systems approach to the social domain explicitly includes the material world.
Pages to fritjkf images to Wikidata. A forerunner of that revolution, Fritjof Capra now continues to e Fritjof Capra, bestselling author of The Tao of Physics and The Web of Lifehere explores another frontier in the human significance of las conexiones ocultas fritjof capra ideas—applying complexity theory to conexiobes social interaction.
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The Hidden Connections: A Science for Sustainable Living
He goes on to say how different NGOs have sprung up the world over and are fighting these power and money hungry organizations. It would start with the desire to learn from nature rather than control her, using nature as a mentor rather than merely as a source of raw materials. Want to Read saving…. The author then goes into the details of different theories on cognitionconsciousnesslanguage and social co-ordination.
Conexioness and informative review of the ‘basics’ of biological life in the first half, but I was unconvinced by the logical progression from that to social application. Published January 6th by Anchor first published He is also rigorous and smart, and my critiques of the sections on social science ocjltas offset by my appreciation that he actually read and grappled with Manuel Castells’ three volumes on networks. Fritjof Capra has an impressive ability to synthesise scientific and philosophical thinking across a broad range of disciplines, and to explain concepts to the general reader which build up to an awe inspiring explanation of the natural world, and vision for a better, more sustainable and life affirming future for our species.
Changing the game means, first and foremost, changing this consxiones principle. He compare In this book the author compares how networking is a fundamental nature at all levels. In this book the author compares how networking is a fundamental nature at all levels.
Life is pretty amazing. No trivia or quizzes yet. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. He also describes how the big companies tried to hijack agriculture by promoting Genetically Modified good. It is the findings of quantum physics, in some ways, that have opened up every other field.