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The Interconnected Universe : Conceptual Foundations of Transdiciplinary Unified Theory :  Conceptual Foundations of Transdiciplinary Unified Theory - Ervin Laszlo

The Interconnected Universe : Conceptual Foundations of Transdiciplinary Unified Theory

Conceptual Foundations of Transdiciplinary Unified Theory

Hardcover Published: 1995
ISBN: 9789810222024
Number Of Pages: 184

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This book offers an original hypothesis capable of unifying evolution in the physical universe with evolution in biology; herewith it lays the conceptual foundations of “transdisciplinary unified theory”. The rationale for the hypothesis is presented first; then the theoretical framework is outlined, and thereafter it is explored in regard to quantum physics, physical cosmology, micro– and macro–biology, and the cognitive sciences (neurophysiology, psychology, with attention to anomalous phenomena as well). The book closes with a variety of studies, both by the author and his collaborators, sketching out the implications of the hypothesis in regard to brain dynamics, cosmology, the concept of space, phenomena of creativity, and the prospects for the elaboration of a mature transdisciplinary unified theory. The Foreword is written by philosopher of science Arne Naess, and the Afterword is contributed by neuroscientist Karl Pribram.

A Transdisciplinary Framework for Evolutionp. 3
Space and time connections in naturep. 5
Interconnections in evolutionp. 5
The relevance of fieldsp. 9
Temporal field connectionsp. 11
The evolutionary functions of a holographic fieldp. 14
The fifth fieldp. 15
Physical roots of the fifth fieldp. 16
Basic Concepts of Quantum/Vacuum Interaction (QVI)p. 25
The vacuum postulatesp. 27
Quanta as solitonsp. 28
Secondary waves in the vacuump. 30
The interaction postulatesp. 33
Vacuum-quantum interactionp. 33
Micro- and macro-scale applicationsp. 34
Related hypothesesp. 37
Bohm's implicate orderp. 38
Stapp's Heisenberg quantum universep. 39
Sheldrake's formative causationp. 42
Summaryp. 44
QVI in Microphysics and Cosmologyp. 49
Interaction effects in microphysicsp. 50
The quantum-interpretation decision-treep. 51
An interpretation of quantum nonlocality and coherencep. 53
Interaction effects in cosmologyp. 60
The problem of the constantsp. 60
Non-Big-Bang cosmologiesp. 63
The multicyclic QVI scenariop. 66
QVI in Biologyp. 73
Problems of the synthetic theoryp. 74
Interaction effects on the organismp. 79
The in-formation of the organismp. 79
QVI in the Cognitive Sciencesp. 87
The interactive varieties of human experiencep. 88
ESPp. 88
Anomalous recallp. 93
The interpretation of interative experiencep. 95
Near-death and past-life experiences revisitedp. 97
A fresh look at ESPp. 103
(i) QVI Dynamics in the Brainp. 113
(ii) Philosophical Perspectives of QVI Cosmologyp. 119
(iii) New Concepts of Space and Timep. 125
(iv) Creativity, Archetypes, and the Collective Unconsciousp. 129
(v) Problems and Prospects of Transdisciplinary Unified Theoryp. 137
Afterwordp. 143
Bibliographyp. 147
Index of Namesp. 157
Index of Subjectsp. 161
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ISBN: 9789810222024
ISBN-10: 9810222025
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 184
Published: 1995
Country of Publication: SG
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.42

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