By Fritjof Capra
PDF | 332 pages | English
From Publishers Weekly
In trying to convey how encounters with a number of humans fueled the writing of his bestsellers The Tao of Physics and The Turning element, Capra's new publication is alternately superficial and meaty. That he as soon as sat subsequent to Alan Watts at a cocktail party, heard Krishnamurti lecture and exchanged observations with Indira Gandhi is revealing of not anything; nor is the specified synopsis of the author's studying conduct. extra fascinating are conversations recorded the following with physicists Werner Heisenberg and Geoffrey bite, psychotherapists Stanislav Grof and R. D. Laing, economists Hazel Henderson and E. F. Schumacher, and with figures reminiscent of platforms theorist Gregory Bateson, holistic melanoma therapist Carl Simonton and feminist Charlene Spretnak. How Capra got here to understand parallels among glossy physics and jap mysticism, then went past this to a structures perspective embracing ecology and religious know-how, is the heady topic of this self-preoccupied yet frequently stimulating set of talks.
From Library Journal
Capra, writer of The Tao of Physics , is legendary for his specified mixture of physics and mysticism. the following he strains the advance of his concept by way of featuring a chain of conversations with many influential thinkers, together with Werner Heisenberg, R. D. Laing, Alan Watts, and Margaret Lock. those conversations happened among 1969 and the "Big Sur Dialogues" symposium in 1979 and diversity in topic from technological know-how to politics, anthropology to holistic medication. Capra feels that his contribution has been simply to set up hyperlinks among the guidelines of those hugely unique thinkers, all of whom figured mostly in his evolution from a traditional physicist to the spokesman for a brand new imaginative and prescient of reality.
About the Author
Fritjof Capra acquired his PhD in theoretical physics from the collage of Vienna and has performed examine in high-energy physics at numerous ecu and American universities. Capra has written and lectured broadly concerning the philosophical implications of recent technology and is writer of 'The Tao of Physics', 'The Turning Point' and 'Uncommon Wisdom'. presently Director of the Centre for Ecoliteracy in Berkeley, California, he lives in Berkeley along with his spouse and daughter.