A NEW MUST READ: Systems View Life – A Unifying Vision – New Paradigm for a New World – Cambridge University Press

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:

A new type of thinking is essential if mankind is to survive and move toward higher levels.

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:

A Unifying Vision

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.

Read more, and the preface, here


About charlesvanderhaegen

I am a grandfather of an immensely inspiring family, thanks to the most incredible wife. To satisfy my family's needs, I was for 30 years business entrepreneur, roller coasting between success and failure. 17 years ago I was forced to stop and reflect. I dug into theory and discovered the World out there, that my involvement in Business had kept hidden to me. I feared that I will not escape remaining amidst my trans-disciplinary quest forever, bouncing back and forth from action to theory, always puzzled by Europe's apparent incapacity to free itself from its Institutional/Technological Lock-ins. My horizon opened up when Gunter Pauly, my intimate friend of 35 years, asked me to join him and take charge ZERI's development in Europe. I am now fully engaged alongside Gunter Pauli in the http://www.zeri.org and the @myblueeconomy Networks as CEO of ZERI.EU vzw (Non for Profit association)
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2 Responses to A NEW MUST READ: Systems View Life – A Unifying Vision – New Paradigm for a New World – Cambridge University Press

  1. Thanks for posting the intro – I can’t wait to read this!

  2. Pingback: I’m reading this | Charles van der Haegen's Blog

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