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

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Bantam Books, 1983 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 464 pages
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"We are trying to apply the concepts of an outdated world view--the mechanistic world view of Cartesian-Newtonian science--to a reality that can no longer be understood in terms of these concepts... To describe this world appropriately, we need an ecological perspective that the Cartesian world view does not offer." (Preface 15,16).

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

User Review  - Richard - Goodreads

The first several chapters are a good layman's introduction to modern physics, particularly quantum physics and the intelligence that seems to be behind all things. Spirituality and Science are not mutually exclusive but dovetail in the physics of the very small. Read full review

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

User Review  - Ralph Zoontjens - Goodreads

Great book. It describes a societal turning point but I could definitely also notice some shifts in my own thinking as the author saturated me with explanations of systems theory and the bootstrapping approach. Read full review

About the author (1983)

FRITJOF CAPRA received his Ph.D. in theoretical physics from the University of Vienna and has written and lectured extensively about the philosophical implications of modern science. He is the author of "The Web of Life," "The Turning Point and Uncommon Wisdom," Currently a director of the Center for Ecoliteracy in Berkeley, California, he lives in Berkeley with his wife and daughter.

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