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We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Use mdy dates from December The Tao of Physics Cover of the first edition.

Starting with reasonable descriptions of quantum physics, he constructs elaborate extensions, totally bereft of the understanding of how carefully experiment and theory are woven together and how much blood, sweat, and tears go into each painful advance. Heisenberg told me that these talks had helped him a lot with his work in physics, because they showed him that all these new ideas in quantum physics were in fact not all that crazy.

American Journal of Physics. Fritof Tao of Physics: The book was a best seller in the United States. Heisenberg said that this was a great help for him.

Capra’s methodology — his use of what seem to me to be accidental similarities of language as if these were somehow evidence of deeply rooted connections. Archived from the original on October 9, According to the preface of the first edition, reprinted in subsequent editions, Capra struggled to reconcile theoretical physics and Eastern mysticism and was at first “helped on my way by ‘power plants'” or psychedelicswith the first experience “so overwhelming that I burst into tears, at the same time, not unlike Castanedapouring out my impressions to a piece of paper”.

The Tao of Physics was completed in Decemberand the implications of the November Revolution one month earlier that led to the dramatic confirmations of the standard-model quantum field theory clearly had not sunk in for Capra like many others at that time. I strongly recommend the book to both layman and scientist. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Where others have failed miserably in trying to unite these seemingly different world views, Capra, a high-energy theorist, has succeeded admirably.


Lucidly analyzes the tenets of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Taoism to show their striking parallels with the latest discoveries in cyclotrons. Thus I agree with Capra when he writes, “Science does not need mysticism and mysticism does not need science but man needs both. Cover of the first edition.

Fritjof Capra

Peter Woita mathematical physicist at Columbia Universitycriticized Capra for continuing to build his case for physics-mysticism parallels on the bootstrap model of strong-force interactions, long after cappra Standard Model had become thoroughly accepted by physicists as a better model: I had several discussions with Heisenberg. Description En esta edicion actualizada del Tao de la Fisica se incluye un nuevo epilogo donde el autor hace una revision a fritof descubrimientos de los quince anos transcurridos desde la primera edicion, comenta las criticas que el libro ha recibido y el desarrollo general y posibilidades futuras para una nueva vision cientifica mundial.

He talked a lot with Tagore about Indian philosophy.

Book ratings by Goodreads. Niels Bohr had a similar experience when he went to China. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. He realized there was, in fact, a whole culture that subscribed to very similar ideas. I lived in England then [circa ], and I visited him several times in Munich and showed him the whole manuscript chapter by chapter. Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions x x 26mm Looking ca;ra beautiful books? Capra later discussed his ideas with Werner Heisenberg inas he mentioned in the following interview excerpt:.

He was very interested and very open, and he told me something that I think is not known publicly because he never published it. Mansfielda professor of physics and astronomy at Colgate University who wrote many papers and books of his own connecting physics to Buddhism and also to Jungian psychology[2] complimented The Tao of Physics in Physics Today: The Tao of Physics was followed by other books of the same genre like The Hidden ConnectionThe Caprw Point and The Web of Life in which Capra extended fisia argument of how Eastern mysticism and scientific findings of today relate, and how Eastern mysticism might also have answers to some of the biggest scientific challenges of today.


Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. As a result of those influences, Bohr adopted the yin yang symbol as part of his family coat of arms when he was knighted in But man needs both.

The bootstrap philosophy, despite its complete failure as a physical theory, lives on as part of an embarrassing New Age cult, with its followers refusing to acknowledge what has happened. El Tao de La Fisica.

In fact, most of them were anticipated in the original edition,” a statement far from any relation to the reality that in the standard model was nearly universally accepted in the physics community, and the bootstrap taao was a dead idea From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

The foreword to the second edition of claims, “It has been very gratifying for me that none of these recent developments has invalidated anything I wrote seven years ago.

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