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An antidote to Cartesian reductionism,
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This is one of the most important modern books on the history and philosophy of science.
In an era obsessed with Cartesian reductionism (and which treats the European Enlightenment as the beginning of history), Capra provides a timely antidote and recalls various points in world history when knowledge was treated as an unfragmented whole. He reminds us that all phenomena are inherently interconnected and proposes a 'Systems Thinking' approach to various aspects of life and learning.
This is highly recommended, particularly to hyper-specialised scientists who would benefit from contextualising their specialism and understanding how it fits into the interconnected global system or the 'Web of Life'.