Wholeness and the Implicate Order

Author(s): David Bohm

Physical Sciences

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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Introduction 1. Fragmentation and wholeness 2. The rheomode-an experiment with language and thought 3. Reality and knowledge considered as processs 4. Hidden variables in the quantum theory 5. Quantum theory as an indication of new order in physics 6. Quantum theory as an indication of a new order in physics. PartB: Implicate and explicate order in physical law 7. The enfolding-unfolding universe and consciousness

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  • : 9780415289795
  • : Routledge
  • : Routledge
  • : 0.295
  • : January 2002
  • : 190mm X 127mm X 22mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : David Bohm
  • : Paperback
  • : en
  • : 530.12
  • : 284
  • : Western philosophy, from c 1900 -
  • : illustrations