34 years after his seminal book, “The Turning Point” , Fritjof Capra, together with Pier Luigi Luisi describes the new paradigm that may lead Humanity out of the multiple Institutional/Technological Lock-Ins that combine to enslave each and everyone of us in intractable problems and make any change appear impossible.
Einstein famously quipped:
The Blue economy shows the possibility of a new living together on this earth if only we espoused new ways of thinking and doing
Let me quote the text on the rear cover pageof this new book:
Over the past 30 years, a new systemic conception of life has emerged at the forefront of science.
New emphasis has been given to complexity, networks, and patterns of organization, leading to a novel kind of “systemic” thinking.
This volume integrates the ideas, models, and theories underlying the systems view of
life into a single coherent framework. Taking a broad sweep through history and across scientific disciplines, the authors examine the appearance of key concepts such as autopoiesis, dissipative structures, social networks, and a systemic understanding of evolution. The implications of the systems view of life for healthcare, management, and our global ecological and economic crises are also discussed.
Written primarily for undergraduates, it is also essential reading for graduate students
and researchers interested in understanding the new systemic conception of life and its
implications for a broad range of professions – from economics and politics to medicine,
psychology, and law.
This book is thus essential reading for those who want to integrate this new way of perceiving, thinking and acting , in order to beware our Grandchildren and future generations of the kind of misfortunes the past has gratified past generations with.
Fritjof Capra and Pier Luigi Luisi provide us with the missing link, to start turning the tide, and start acting in order to provide our grandchildren and generations to come a decent and peaceful life.