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Uncommon Wisdom: Conversations With Remarkable People

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Fusing modern science and Eastern mysticism, Fritjof Capra took the intellectual world by storm with the publication of his hugely influential The Tao of Physics.

Now, in Uncommon Wisdom, he charts the cultural, sceintific and philosophical landmarks behind that intellectual odyssey through his conversations with some quite remarkable people: with Werner Heisenberg he explo
Paperback, 352 pages
Published February 23rd 1989 by Flamingo (first published January 1st 1988)
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Jayaraj Velayudhan
Jul 17, 2010 Jayaraj Velayudhan rated it really liked it
Wisdom is always uncommon
Sep 18, 2014 Krunal rated it liked it
The conversations are a treat to read, but in some chapters your mind just shuts-off as the ideas are too radical and abstract.

Also one wonders if these well modeled ideas, which seem to answer the questions related to the flaws of modern economics and ecological degradation, already existed decades ago why haven't they been accepted and implemented.

A good read for a 30 hours train journey.
Apr 30, 2015 Robert rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Capra is the person who got me interested in thinking differently about technology, politics and society. Check out a film he co-wrote and his brother directed - "Mindwalk" (1990). Made a big impression on this grad student.
John Hawkins
Apr 08, 2016 John Hawkins rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 1960s, 1970-s
I read this book in the late 80s when it first came out. I am reading it again and I am enjoying more now than I did then. One reason is that now I am a Yoga teacher and more in tune with Eastern thinking. This narrative about Capra's thinking during the times he wrote his book makes for an easy read. I enjoyed getting a feel for the people who meant so much in his life. What got me the most was the spirit of the times when this all thook place, late 1960s through the 1970s. Although I was invol ...more
Jul 04, 2011 Priya rated it really liked it
Nice collection of conversations!..
Braden Canfield
Nov 17, 2009 Braden Canfield rated it really liked it
Shelves: philosophy
If you can get past Fritjof Capra's false humility in the face of his interviewees, it's a fun read...
Stas Sajin
Jun 30, 2013 Stas Sajin rated it did not like it
this is trash, a blight
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Shelves: realidade
Capras best book. ...more
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Fritjof Capra (born February 1, 1939) is an Austrian-born American physicist. He is a founding director of the Center for Ecoliteracy in Berkeley, California, and is on the faculty of Schumacher College. Capra is the author of several books, including The Tao of Physics (1975), The Turning Point (1982), Uncommon Wisdom (1988), The Web of Life (1996) and The Hidden Connections (2002).
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