When you realize that cognition acts at all levels of life, then you realize that all living systems are engaged in cognitive activity. The way they interact with their environment is a cognitive process. And since there are always living systems within other living systems, there are these levels of cognition.

The World is a Network (2018)

Portrait of Fritjof Capra

Fritjof Capra

Physicist, Systems Theorist, and Deep Ecologist
Born: February 1, 1939

Fritjof Capra is an Austrian-born American physicist, systems theorist and deep ecologist. In 1995, he became a founding director of the Center for Ecoliteracy in Berkeley, California. He is on the faculty of Schumacher College. Capra is the author of several books, including The Tao of Physics, The Turning Point, Uncommon Wisdom, The Web of Life, and The Hidden Connections, and co-author of The Systems View of Life.


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