The Quantum Self demonstrates how developments in modern subatomic physics demand a radical reappraisal of our conventional model of personality. In The Quantum Self, Danah Zohar argues that the insights of modem physics can illuminate our understanding of everyday life — our relationships to ourselve.. . The Quantum Self. Human Nature and Consciousness Defined by the New Physics by Danah Zohar. Quill/William Morrow ISBN It’s hard to.
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Unlike eastern mysticism where the individualized ego is negated by the whole, Zohar recreates the individual self as Self, as a part that relates to this whole, holistically.
She does an admirable job without falling into religious reasoning.
We are one entity, an integrated self, designed to survive. Stephen James rated it it was ok Nov 06, Does the new physics provide a basis by which our consciousness might continue beyond death?
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Nov 25, Stephen rated it it was amazing. Like a celestial choir of a myriad of voices each voice a cellular molecule – we have consciousness. Zohar uses quantum theory to aptly explain the physical basis of consciousness. No trivia or quizzes yet. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. I highly recommend it for a first book about QT and the meaning of life.
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The Quantum Self
She strays too far from the materialist principles that she covers in the first part of her book. I came back to The Quantum Self satisfied with its plausibility.
Is there a subatomic wellspring from which our creativity, our empathy with others, and our feelings of unity with the inanimate world originate? In trying to wrap my mind around the concepts of quantum physics, I became interested in if and how quantum physics informed my mind.
Previous to his discovery these were thought to exist only in superfluids and superconductors — at very low temperatures. Guiding us through the strange and fascinating workings of the subatomic realm to create a new model of human consciousness, the author addresses enduring philosophical questions.
Beautifully and engagingly written. Zohar wants us to drop the particle side to focus on the Zen-like wave side, yet her argument at the beginning of the book does not tthe us up that way. But I thee it is wrong. Having settled down with one suitor, she will have left traces of her many trials virtual transitions, in quantum terms all over the globe in the form of possible children, former residences, etc.
Jul 14, Kacper rated it it was ok. Where is the interface between the two?
The Quantum Self: Human Nature and Consciousness Defined by the New Physics
In this case, it might be the hope that we survive beyond death or a Jungian yearning to be part of a greater whole God as oneness or a transcendent tribe. Particles function as mental energy that move relationally, outside of itself, and toward the self-organized whole of which she writes. Paperbackpages. Zohar considers all the possible paths that a young girl might take from virginity to married bliss. As particles, we are static entities, but as waves we are particles that move in a field involving other particles and toward the whole.
In this ground-breaking book Danah Zohar lays the foundation for a science of consciousness. Terry Golden rated it it was amazing Aug 21, Judaism understand both the interconnectedness of everything the oneness of the universe and the role of individual free will.
Most important, Zohar shows how the vitality of the new physics combats the alienation and fragmentation of twentieth-century life, and replaces it with a model of zohsr in which the tye itself may possess a type of consciousness, of which human consciousness is one expression. Both are dualists in this way. Contents A Physics of Everyday Life. We are selves, trying to survive, yet that survival depends on adapting to the environment, including social groups.
It is not an easy book, and not for those who do not want to take the time to think and learn.
The Quantum Self by Danah Zohar
Beau Owens rated it really liked it Sep 24, D buktinya, sepanjang isi buku ini, ngomong muter-muter, tapi intinya cuma beberapa: Goodreads zkhar you keep track of books you want to read. Is there a subatomic wellspring from which our creativity, our empathy with others, and our feelings of unity with the inanimate world originate?
Refresh and try again. Descartes splits mind and body into the mental and the physical. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. She, an excellent writer, weaves together a wide range of philosophical danau scientific material to tell a good story.
We are particle and wave, but we particularly function as waves. In The Quantum SelfDanah Zohar argues that the insights of modem physics can illuminate our understanding of everyday life — our relationships to ourselves, to others, quantm to the world at large. Dec 25, Stuart Berman rated it zlhar was amazing Shelves: These correlated phase states in our cellular structures, Zohar suggests provide the physical basis for the phenomena we know as consciousness.
Philosophically, Being is Becoming i. But this is not her perspective on mind-body dualism.