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Consciousness, not matter, is the ground of all existence, declares University of Oregon physicist Goswami, echoing the mystic sages of his native India. He holds that the universe is self-aware, and that consciousness creates the physical world.

Table of Contents

Illustrations

Preface

Foreword

Part I: The Integration of Science and Spirituality

Introduction to Part I

1. The Chasm and the Bridge

2. The Old Physics and Its Philosophical Legacy

3. Quantum Physics and the Demise of Material Realism

4. The Philosophy of Monastic Idealism

Part 2: Idealism and the Resolution of the Quantum Paradoxes

Introduction to Part 2

5. Objects in Two Places at Once and Effects That Precede Their Causes

6. The Nine Lives of Schrödinger's Cat

7. I Choose, Therefore I Am

8. The Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen Paradox

9. The Reconciliation of Realism and Idealism

Part 3: Self-Reference: How the One Becomes Many

Introduction to Part 3

10. Exploring the Mind-Body Problem

11. In Search of the Quantum Mind

12. Paradoxes and Tangled Hierarchies

13. The "I" of Consciousness

14. Integrating the Psychologies

Part 4: The Re-enchantment of the Person

Introduction to Part 4

15. War and Peace

16. Outer and Inner Creativity

17. The Awakening of Buddhi

18. An Idealist Theory of Ethics

19. Spiritual Joy

Glossary

Notes

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780874777987
With:
Goswami, Maggie
Foreword:
Wolf, Fred Alan
With:
Goswami, Maggie
Author:
Goswami, Amit
Author:
Wolf, Fred Alan
Publisher:
Tarcher
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Science
Subject:
Physics
Subject:
Religion and science
Subject:
Quantum Theory
Subject:
Consciousness
Subject:
Science -- Philosophy.
Subject:
Child Care and Parenting-General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st trade paper ed.
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
19950331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.86 in 0.78 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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