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Fritjof Capra
Religious Studies
HarperCollins Publishers; 3rd edition (February 1, 1992)
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Capra has written and lectured extensively about the philosophical implications of modern science and is author of 'The Tao of Physics', 'The Turning Point' and 'Uncommon Wisdom'. Currently Director of the Centre for Ecoliteracy in Berkeley, California, he lives in Berkeley with his wife and daughter.

The Tao of Physics (Flamingo).

He holds a PhD from the University of Vienna. Dr. Capra is the author of five international best sellers: The Tao of Physics (1975), The Turning Point (1982), Uncommon Wisdom (1988), The Web of Life (1996), and The Hidden Connections (2002). The Tao of Physics (Flamingo).

Capra responds to the criticisms the book has received, discusses current developments in physics .

Capra responds to the criticisms the book has received, discusses current developments in physics, and posits future possibilities for a new scientific world view. Decades later, it still stands up to scrutiny, explicating not only Eastern philosophies but also how modern physics forces us into conceptions that have remarkable parallels. Covering over 3,000 years of widely divergent traditions across Asia, Capra can't help but blur lines in his generalizations.

The Tao of Physics book. A striking feature of many of Capra's central arguments is the profound gulf between his premises and his conclusions, which would be simply laughable if it were not for the fact that so many people stand to be badly led astray. For instance, Capra leaps from Einstein's famous equation E mc^2 to the most astounding claim in the whole book, that "modern physicists. deny the existence of any material substance" (p. 204).

Fritjof Capra’s groundbreaking exploration of the parallels between modern physics and eastern mysticism

Fritjof Capra’s groundbreaking exploration of the parallels between modern physics and eastern mysticism. It is probably true quite generally that in the history of human thinking the most fruitful developments frequently take place at those points where two different lines of thought meet. An international bestseller which has sold over one million copies worldwide, The Tao of Physics is a classic exploration of the connections between Eastern mysticism and modern physics.

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Fritjof Capra holds a PhD in theoretical physics from the University of Vienna. He is a prolific author and lecturer on the philosophical aspects of modern science. The Tao of Physics (1975) explores the relationship between the hard science of modern physics and the spiritual enlightenment of Eastern mysticism.

скачать книгу бесплатно. In addition to the nonsensory apprehension of reality it also takes in all the sounds, sights, and other impressions of the surrounding environment, but it does not hold the sensory images to be analysed or interpreted. Thus the aphorism of Einstein, ‘As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain; and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.

The universe: an eternal cosmic dance of subatomic particles of relationships at once paradoxical, yet somehow unified. Mystics explore our universe through meditation. Nuclear physicists explore it through experimentation and hypothesis. Their paths to the truth could not be more different-but the amazing thing is that in their own ways, the mystics and the scientists are discovering the same truths about our world.In non-technical language, with no complex mathematics or formulae, this thought-provoking program explores the main concepts and theories of modern physics, the revelations coming from particle accelerators and laboratories-and compares them with the ancient tenets of Hinduism, Buddhism and Taoism. In the process, we gain a clear and fascinating picture of how such seemingly disparate areas of thought are ultimately quests for the same kind of understanding.
  • Shakataxe
Wish this was written in 1972 when my High school physics professor mentioned that I could reinforce the principles of the yoga I was studying with the study of physics. I thought he was out of his mind since I thought they were complete opposites. Capra explains so eloquently that science and mysticism are not dichotomies but dialectically in sync. Capra ends one more separation that existed for me.
  • Mot
This is an amazing book to read if you want to see how some of the most important ideas in eastern mysticism and modern physics are converging. Actually, the "converging" is only taking place in our understanding: the concepts and worldviews of the two schools of thought are startlingly similar and have been for some time, and the author does a great job for the most part of drawing the parallels while not getting too technical with the modern physics stuff. I say "for the most part" because towards the end of the book (about the last two chapters) he basically says "screw the layman" and delves deeply into S matrix theory in a very technical, confusing, boring, and brain-overloading way. This is where he lost me; I wasn't able to finish the book. But most of the book is a great read--one of the best on the subject in my opinion.
  • digytal soul
An excellent read for anyone interested in the relationship between sophisticated modern physics and the human experience. It is alittle in depth on some of the physics concepts if you are not familiar with much, but a few breaks for some research on the internet cleared up the jargon for myself and helped me grasp some of the concepts better. Very satisfying read.
  • Gavigamand
Great book! One of my favorite books! It clearly shows the connection between eastern mysticism (Buddhism, Hinduism, and Taoism) and western philosophies in science; and how they're just different ways of explaining the same thing. A bit longer than I expected, but the kind of long that you appreciate.

Again, Great book, and recommended to anyone who has any interest at all in physics, the universe, math, Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism, or even history.
  • Zeks Horde
Fritjof Capra knows very well how to expose and articulate complicated technical concepts of modern physics. Even though complete beginners will probably not understand and learn every single scientific concept and model without really studying them by means of additional material in different moments, the curious, sensitive readers will surely have an illuminating experience with this work and may feel stimulated not only to explore its implications soon but also to read it again after one or more years.

As for the cosmologist concepts underlying systematic meditation, yoga, Chinese traditional medicine, religious or artistic rituals, and other ancient, traditional practices of India, China, and Japan's highly educated culture, Capra keeps the same level of writing quality.

And, of course, the link between quantum-relativistic physics and Eastern mysticism is extremely responsible. Simply put, the book is a must!
If you are painfully familiar with classic Western thought, with its fixed rules based upon "known" facts and repetitious cycle of discoveries that disprove those same facts, treat yourself to this non-jargon based exploration of Eastern thought. 2500 years ago Buddhist, Taoist and Hindu thinkers intuited a unitary concept of the universe that comports very well with today's scientific observations at the sub-atomic level. Through observation and meditation, they did what Einstein could not do, developed a theory of how the universe works for galactic and sub-atomic sized events and objects. In the process, they suggested that everyone and everything in the universe may simultaneously both contain and compose every other aspect of that universe.
  • Use_Death
If you're interested in the relationship between physics and eastern philosophy, this is a worthwhile book. Having read newer material on the subject, I wasn't sure if this title would have much to offer, but it's unique format and broad scope did well to offer a new perspective.
This is my second copy. I Loaned my first copy out, and never got it back. This book makes so much sense. It not only explains sub-atomic physics in an Eastern-philosophical way, but it explains Eastern Religious Philosiphical thought in scientific terms — and makes it vitally interesting. After fruitlessly looking for my first copy, I bought this one, just so I could read it for the third (or more) time.