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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Modern physics can show them that such a framework is not only scientific but is in agreement with the most advanced scientific theories of physical reality. Interestingly, this period corresponds to the time when the United States peaked in domestic oil production. For example a recognition that the field of Economics has an inextricable linkage with the Ecology within the contours of which the dismal science operates would facilitate a holistic approach towards embellishing the economic progress and removing the various disparities currently permeating the global economy such as income inequality and wealth dispersal.

While “Turning Point” lends a radical twist to modern thinking, some of the means to attain the end are controversial and disputable. The Poinh Point, drawing on diverse disciplines but written in a very accessible tuening, begins by considering the scale and urgency of social, ecological and economic crises faced by the world.

If you are disheartened by the problems of overpopulation, energy crises, etc… the list can go on forever do yourself a favor and read the solutions Capra advocates in The Turning Point. Reading and summarising the book is an academic course in my MBA, and honestly am facing a problem in reading it!

Though published in the mid’s Dr. Descartes had this dream of a world as a perfect machine; well, the world is a living organism.


The book has been published in 16 editions in 13 languages. Sep 19, Venky rated it liked it Shelves: Monthly downloads Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart.

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While physicians will move out of the mindset that treatment of the body alone is their sole prerogative, psychiatrists and psychologists will also experience a paradigm mental ca;ra whereby they would devote more attention to the human body. For instance, relying upon the Primal Scream technique evolved by Arthur Janov as a mode of psychotherapy and according an elitist status opint mysticism and shamanism as touchstones of healing surely does raise an eyebrow or two.

Describes dialogues and personal encounters between himself and the thinkers who helped shape the theme of The Turning Point. Extends the framework of systems and complexity theory to the social domain and uses thus framework to discuss some of the critical issues of our time — the management of human organizations, the challenges and dangers of economic globalization, the scientific and ethical problems of biotechnology, and the design of ecologically sustainable communities and technologies.

The Turning Point: Science, Society, and the Rising Culture

The politician seems a little bit convinced of this new view and invites Sonia to join him in his campaign team. Aug 01, Andy rated it it was amazing Shelves: Fix field “sort by title” 2 Sep 17, Little sections of this book get four stars. Tom, the middle figure Maybe, the poet’s way is the right one.

Wonderful book – much food for thought.

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This approach has led to a world where, in the words of R. Pages to import images to Wikidata All stub articles. 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 component parts.


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.

When it comes, Will our Turning Point be the lowest point of an upward curve A very insightful piece that question the very basis of our perception of scientific, social, and psychological reality. Sign in to use this feature.

Looking for More Great Reads? Return to Book Page. Last there is a bit on that old nugget of unexplained wisdom, the ‘invisible hand’ and invisible and mysterious guiding force behind production where men of like mind join efforts and increase trade and exchange. This symbiotic approach can be seamlessly adopted to all social as well as hard sciences such as Economics, Physics, Medicine and other mercantile activities. To transcend the classical models, scientists will have to go beyond the mechanistic and reductionist approach as we have done in physics, and develop holistic and ecological views.

The biomedical model which concentrates on the mechanisms of smaller and smaller fragments of the body has yielded an approach that views disease as, “the malfunctioning of biological organisms which are studied from the point of view of cellular and molecular biology; the doctor’s role is to intervene, either physically or chemically, to correct the malfunctioning of a specific mechanism.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For this reason the transformation of the fritjoff becomes easy. They walk over the beach…. Belonging to the Universe Explores parallels between new ways of thinking in science and Christian theology. I have read a bit of Capra’s oth This book changed my life.

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