Uncommon Wisdom: Conversations With Remarkable People by Fritjof Capra

By Fritjof Capra

PDF | 332 pages | English

From Publishers Weekly

In trying to exhibit how encounters with quite a few humans fueled the writing of his bestsellers The Tao of Physics and The Turning aspect, 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 interpreting behavior. extra attention-grabbing are conversations recorded right here with physicists Werner Heisenberg and Geoffrey chunk, psychotherapists Stanislav Grof and R. D. Laing, economists Hazel Henderson and E. F. Schumacher, and with figures similar to 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 platforms point of view embracing ecology and non secular 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 exact mixture of physics and mysticism. right here he strains the advance of his notion by way of providing 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 basically to set up hyperlinks among the guidelines of those hugely unique thinkers, all of whom figured principally in his evolution from a traditional physicist to the spokesman for a brand new imaginative and prescient of reality.

About the Author

Fritjof Capra bought his PhD in theoretical physics from the college of Vienna and has performed study in high-energy physics at a number of eu and American universities. Capra has written and lectured largely in regards to the philosophical implications of recent technological know-how and is writer of 'The Tao of Physics', 'The Turning Point' and 'Uncommon Wisdom'. at present Director of the Centre for Ecoliteracy in Berkeley, California, he lives in Berkeley along with his spouse and daughter.

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