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;.
Science and nature books Society books Politics books reviews. I also like that he tries to bring together the material and the social — the geographers are missing from his account, but I forgive him, as I too think this is key. It is a work of rare genius, true insight and great humanity. With the advent of improved computer power, scientists could apply complexity theory–nonlinear thinking–to scientific processes far more easily than ever before.
Capra cites Etienne Wenger, and his definition of ‘communities of practice’ as self-generating social networks, referring to the common context of meaning rather than to the pattern of of organization through which the meaning is generated.
My library Help Advanced Book Search. He also describes how the big companies tried to hijack agriculture by promoting Genetically Modified good.
Other editions – View all The Hidden Connections: Views Read Edit View history. He also illustrates how we were fortunate enough to have “Open Source” software which ensured that the Human Genome mapping was done in the Open Source fritjfo rather than by some corporate which was aiming to patent and lock up the whole thing. As some of my students tell me, “There are big words in this book and I needed a dictionary to read it.
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A good writer who makes complex concepts concrete and tied to daily life. Alex BennetDavid Bennet Xonnections preview available – He talks about how corporates are similar communities and goes onto to say only corporates which are “living corporates” will survive.
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The Hidden Connections: A Science for Sustainable Living
Fritjof Capra, a former physicist, has already written a string of bestsellers aimed at popularising systems science. As the culture evolves, so does its infrastructure — they coevolve through continual mutual influences. You know I liked this: It is as much an argument against commercial science’s, and by extension our own, over simplification of the world, against our conceit. No eBook available Amazon. I find Capra’s work, and this one specifically, very engaging and mind opening.
It is an emergent property.
Trivia About The Hidden Connec Please try again later. Covering every aspect of human nature and society, he discusses such vital matters as the management of human organizations, the challenges and dangers of economic jidden, and the nature and the problems of biotechnology.
Capra looks at systems the human body, ecosystems, global economy from a systems perspective and has much to say about sustainability. The Hidden Connections is a book by Fritjof Caprain which the author proposes a holistic alternative to linear and reductionist world views.
The application of non-linear dynamics to organizations is also a fascinating area of discussion I’d like to cwpra more on. Lalu pada bagian kedua, Capra mencoba untuk menjelaskan hubungannya secara makro dengan realita kehidupan sosial yang terjadi, apa kaitannya, serta connecitons secara sistemik.
The first section of this book is on life itself, with some thought-provoking concepts, like autopoiesis – ‘self-making’. It’s not just about the free flow of finance and information, it’s about the free connechions of goods and services. Of course, if we destroy ourselves, I have every confidence that life will continue to emerge and flourish.
We are put very much into a continuum of living things, no longer able to stand outside of nature. 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.
Sayang sekali buku ini bukan connwctions yang enak untuk dibaca secara penulisan, entah karena Capra memang kurang pandai bertutur dalam kata-kata, atau mungkin terjemahannya jelek. This is great although I can’t quite put my finger on it. The author then explains that he sees the global market economy as an automaton with severe social and ecological impacts. 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.
Jun 02, Alberto fritjod it it was amazing. The author then goes into the details of different theories on cognitionconsciousnesslanguage and social co-ordination. This spontaneous emergence of order at critical points of instability is one of the most important concepts of the new understanding of life. Physicist Fritjof Capra was at the forefront of the revolution, and in The Web of Life he extended its scope by showing the impact of complexity theory on living organisms.
He concludes with an authoritative, often provocative plan for designing ecologically sustainable communities and technologies as alternatives to the current economic globalization.