Fritjof Capra



F. Capra 
The Web of Life

A New Synthesis of Mind and Matter 
Flamingo  1996 



pg 65
cognition - human intelligence - brain-  "cognitive science"
"computer model" - communication -  mind self-organising brains
pg 79
pattern
network - "living systems" -  understanding - "feedback loops" -  "self organisation" -  nonlinearity
brain
pg 83  
"self organisation" - "living systems"
Maturana/ Varela - network - "nervous system"
autopoiesis emergence pattern nonlinear common life
pg 153
pattern -  "living systems" - cognition – mind - embodiment - autopoiesis - "dissipative structure"
pg 213
"structural changes" - organism + environment interaction - networkpattern - "structural coupling" - autopoiesis  "environmental influences"
pg 278
language - communication - coordination - distinctions consciousness - cognition "structural coupling" self-awareness  complexity


 

Fritjof Capra 
Ursprung von Geist und Bewusstsein
Peter Walde, Pier Luigi Luisi (Hrsg.)
Vom Ursprung des Universums zu Evolution des Geistes

pg 169

Stichwörter: Bewusstsein - Evolution - Prozesse - Geist - Leben  - Kognitions-Wissenschaft - Netzwerke Maturana/Varela -  Erkenntnis

Der entscheidende Fortschritt der systemischen Sicht des Lebens besteht darin, die kartesianische Auffassung von Geist als einer Substanz fallen zu lassen, und zu erkennen, dass Geist und Bewusstsein keine Dinge sondern Prozesse sind.Die zentrale Einsicht der Santiago-Theorie ist die Gleichsetzung der Kognition, d.h. des Erkenntnisprozesses, mit dem Prozess des Lebens.






Fritjof Capra

The Hidden Connections
HarperCollins 2002
pg 27

What is life?

Keywords: what is life - living systems: a membrane-bounded, self-generating, organisationally closed metabolic network - minimal life - self-generating networks - social dimension: conceptual thought, values, meaning and purpose - human consciousness and culture - cognitive dimension of life - mind and matter - Theory of Cognition: Santiago-theory: identification of cognition, the process of knowing, with the process of life - structural coupling - "The relationship between mind and brain, therefore, is one between process and structure".

pg 45

The Social Dimension of Consciousness

Keywords: Social Dimension of Consciousness - primary consciousness - reflective consciousness - The "inner world" of our reflective consciousness emerged in evolution together with language and social reality. This means that human consciousness is not only a biological, but also a social phenomenon - Language arises when the level of abstraction is reached at which there is communication about communication - words and objects are created through coordinations of coordinations of behaviour - We coordinate our behaviour in language, and together in language we bring forth our world. "The world everyone sees is not the world but a world, which we bring forth with others". Maturana/Varela - complex choreography of behavioural coordination



pg61

FORM - MATTER - PROCESS - MEANING

Keywords : Form (organisation) - Matter (structure) - Process - Meaning - the study of form (or pattern of organisation), the study of matter (or material structure), and the study of process - living systems are cognitive systems in which the process of cognition is closely linked to the pattern of autopoiesis - Meaning: the fourth perspective - Self-awareness -



FRITJOF CAPRA: SYSTEMDENKEN IN DER NATURWISENSCHAFT

in: Das Tabu der Gewalt

Keywords: Systemtheorie - Theorie lebender Systeme - Was sind die Organisationsprinzipien lebender Systeme? - Muster, Struktur und Prozeß - Der Organisationsprozeß lebender Systeme ist nach dieser Theorie ein geistiger Prozess





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