The Physicists' View of Nature Part 2: The Quantum Revolution

Hardcover | February 28, 2002

byAmit Goswami

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This book was designed as a textbook for students who need to fill their science requirement. The Quantum Revolution discusses how quantum theory overthrew the objective, materialist and determinist worldviews of classical physics. The text emphasizes how quantum physics may reestablish consciousness as a causal agent in science by delving into quantum non-locality and its implications to society.

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This book was designed as a textbook for students who need to fill their science requirement. The Quantum Revolution discusses how quantum theory overthrew the objective, materialist and determinist worldviews of classical physics. The text emphasizes how quantum physics may reestablish consciousness as a causal agent in science by del...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:356 pages, 10 × 7.01 × 0 inPublished:February 28, 2002Publisher:Springer USLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0306465094

ISBN - 13:9780306465093

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Part One: Introduction. 1. From Classical Physics to Quantum Physics: A Still Aborning Paradigm Shift. 2. Can We Determine the Metaphysics Underlying Reality? Part Two: The Beginnings of Quantum Physics. 3. Planck Takes a Quantum Leap. 4. Einstein's Photons. 5. The Bohr Atom. 6. The Discovery of Quantum Mechanics. 7. Possibility Waves, Uncertainty, and Complementarity. 8. The Copenhagen Interpretation. Part Three: Quantum Physics Comes of Age. 9. Atoms and Light. 10. Atoms and Chemistry. 11. The World of Nuclei. 12. Elementary Particle Physics: The Quest for Elementarity. 13. More Quantum Technology: Solid State Physics. Part Four: The Paradox of the Quantum. 14. Quantum Nonlocality. 15. The Paradox of Schrödinger's Cat. 16. Speculations About the Brain: Consciousness Within the Quantum. Part Five: Quantum Within Consciousness. 17. Consciousness Enters Physics. 18. The Idealist Interpretation. 19. A Summary Tour of Quantumland. 20. From Deep to Deeper to Deepest Ecology. 21. The reconciliation with David Bohm's Physics. 22. The Gifts of Quantum Physics. 23. Quantum Creativity. 24. Integrating Dualities. 25. Quantum Cosmology and Consciousness. Part Six: Quantum Biology - How Consciousness Creates Biological Order. 26. Anomalies in Biology and the Need for a Paradigm Shift. 27. Toward a Paradigm Shift in Biology. 28. What Is Life? 29. The Quantum Theory of Punctuated Equilibrium. 30. Evolution and Morphogenesis. 31. Creativity in Biological Systems. Part Seven: Outlook. 32. Consciousness and Evolution. 33. The Challenge of Trans-Modernism. 34. Epilogue: God and the Physicists' View of Nature. Glossary. Index.

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" In this wonderful book, Dr. Goswami examines the womb of creation, the origins of the universe and our own consciousness with great scientific rigor but also with the elegance of simplicity. This book will radically and fundamentally shift your awareness of yourself and your relationship with the cosmos. You'll never experience the ordinary world you are used to and you'll climb a magical staircase to glimpse and experience worlds you may have never dreamed of." (Deepak Chopra, author of Quantum Healing and How to Know God)