From Descartes and Newton to Einstein and Bohr, Capra takes us on a journey through the past four centuries of the scientific revolution and leads us to the birth of a new worldview in response to the escalating world crises. He reveals the difficulty in translating abstract ideas to the screen, and how the use of visual metaphor became a powerful tool and symbolized the importance of the ecological dimension. (hosted by Michael Toms)
Fritjof Capra, Ph.D., physicist and systems theorist, is a founding director of the Center for Ecoliteracy in Berkeley, California, which promotes ecology and systems thinking in primary and secondary education. He is on the faculty of Schumacher College, an international center for ecological studies in England, and frequently gives management seminars for top executives.
Fritjof Capra’s books include:
- The Tao of Physics: An Exploration of the Parallels between Modern Physics and Eastern Mysticism (Shambhala 1975)
- The Turning Point: Science, Society, and the Rising Culture (Simon & Schuster 1984)
- Uncommon Wisdom: Conversations With Remarkable People (1988)
- The Web of Life: A New Scientific Understanding of Living Systems (1996)
- The Hidden Connections: A Science for Sustainable Living (Anchor 2004)
- The Science of Leonardo: Inside the Mind of the Great Genius of the Renaissance (Doubleday 2007).
- The Systems View of Life: A Unifying Vision (co-author Pier Luigi Luisi) (Cambridge University Press 2014)
- Learning from Leonardo: Decoding the Notebooks of a Genius (Berrett-Koehler 2013)
To learn more about the work of Fritjof Capra go to www.fritjofcapra.net.
Host: Michael Toms Interview Date: 6/19/1991 Program Number: 2263