Fritjof Capra

Wednesday, November 13, 7:30 p.m.

Learning from Leonardo: Decoding the Notebooks of a Genius

Leonardo da Vinci was a brilliant artist, scientist, engineer, mathematician, architect, inventor, and even musician. Not only did he invent the empirical scientific method over a century before Galileo and Francis Bacon, but Capra’s decade-long study of Leonardo’s fabled notebooks reveals that he was a systems thinker centuries before the term was coined. Because he saw the world as an integrated whole, Leonardo always applied concepts from one area to illuminate problems in another. 

“This remarkable exposition of Leonardo’s work provides in analysis and illustration not only the nature of genius but the intellectual epic that can unfold whenever the human mind is set free.” —Edward o. Wilson, University Research Professor Emeritus, Harvard University, and author of the best-selling The Social Conquest of Earth and Letters to a Young Scientist

Fritjof Capra, PhD, physicist and systems theorist, is a founding director of the Center for Ecoliteracy. Capra is on the faculty of Schumacher College in England and frequently gives management seminars for top executives. He is the author of several international bestsellers, including The Tao of Physics, The Turning Point, The Web of Life, The Hidden Connections, and The Science of Leonardo.

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