Wholeness and the Implicate Order

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Psychology Press, 2002 - Philosophy - 284 pages
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David Bohm was one of the foremost scientific thinkers and philosophers of our time. Although deeply influenced by Einstein, he was also, more unusually for a scientist, inspired by mysticism. Indeed, in the 1970s and 1980s he made contact with both J. Krishnamurti and the Dalai Lama whose teachings helped shape his work. In both science and philosophy, Bohm's main concern was with understanding the nature of reality in general and of consciousness in particular. In this classic work he develops a theory of quantum physics which treats the totality of existence as an unbroken whole. Writing clearly and without technical jargon, he makes complex ideas accessible to anyone interested in the nature of reality.
 

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An important book from a renowned quantum physicist. This book is often cited as one of the keys linking quantum physics to spirituality/metaphysics. It greatly expanded my understanding of reality. Read full review

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Come on. Can we improve the quality of the reviews for this book? Most of these reviewers are attributing failure of the ideas of David Bohm when it is, in reality, failure on their part to understand what the man is talking about. David Bohm's ideas have had a revolutionary affect on modern understanding of cosmology and consciousness. 

Contents

Fragmentation and wholeness
1
Resume of discussion on Western and Eastern forms of insight into wholeness
25
The rheomode an experiment with language and thought
34
2 An inquiry into our language
36
3 The form of the rheomode
41
4 Truth and fact in the rheomode
53
5 The rheomode and its implications for our overall world view
59
Reality and knowledge considered as process
61
14 Conclusion
139
Quantum theory as an indication of a new order in physics
141
2 What is order?
146
3 Measure
149
4 Structure as a development from order and measure
151
5 Order measure and structure in classical physics
153
6 The theory of relativity
155
7 Quantum theory
162

2 Thought and intelligence
63
3 The thing and the thought
68
4 Thought and nonthought
71
5 The field of knowledge considered as process
79
Hidden variables in the quantum theory
83
1 Main features of the quantum theory
84
2 Limitations on determinism implied by the quantum theory
85
3 On the interpretation of indeterminsim in the quantum theory
86
4 Arguments in favour od the interpretation of quantummechanical indeterminism as irreducible lawlessness
88
5 Bohrs resolution of the paradox of Einstein Rosen and Podolsky the invisibility of all material processes
93
6 Preliminary interpretation of quantum theory in terms of hidden variables
97
7 Criticisms of our preliminary interpretation of quantum theory in terms of hidden variables
102
8 Steps toward a more detailed theory of hidden variables
108
9 Treatment of quantum fluctuations
110
10 Heisenbergs indeterminacy principle
113
11 The indivisibility of quantum processes
117
12 Explanation of quantization of action
122
13 Discussion of experiments to probe subquantum level
133
Quantum theory as an indication of a new order in physics
177
2 Undivided wholeness the lens and the hologram
182
3 Implicate and explicate order
186
4 The holomovement and its aspects
190
5 Law in the holomovement
197
implicate and explicate order in physical law
199
The enfoldingunfolding universe and consciousness
218
2 Resume contrasting mechanistic order in physics with implicate order
219
3 The implicate order and the general structure of matter
227
4 Quantum theory as an indication of a multidimensional implicate order
236
5 Cosmology and the implicate order
240
6 The implicate order life and the force of overall necessity
245
7 Consciousness and the implicate order
248
8 Matter consciousness and their common ground
262
NOTES
272
INDEX
278
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David Bohm (1917-92). Renowned physicist and theorist who was one of the most original thinkers of the second half of the twentieth century.

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