David Bohm's World: New Physics and New Religion

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780838752395
  • Publisher: Bucknell University Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/1993
  • Pages: 168
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface 9
1 Bohm's Theories of Hidden Variables and Quantum Potential 13
Hidden Variables and Determinism 14
Bohm's First Hidden Variables Theory 16
The Bohm-Bub Hidden Variables Theory 19
Von Neumann-Type Critiques of Hidden Variables Theories 21
The Quantum Potential Approach 23
2 Bohm's Hidden Variables and Quantum Potential Theories, Continued 27
The Copenhagen Interpretation and Hidden Variables 27
Philosophical Strands to Bohm's Theories 30
Doubts about Bohm's Hidden Variables/Quantum Potential Theories 33
3 Out of the Classical Order 38
Nonlocality 39
Bohr and Bohm 44
Quantum Theory and General Relativity 47
4 The Holomovement 49
The Implicate and Explicate Orders 49
The Quantum Potential, Nonlocality, and the Quantum Principle 53
Mathematical Models for the Holomovement 55
5 Bohm's Metaphysics 57
Bohm's Metaphysical Base 57
The Process Philosophy of Sheldrake 65
Physics and Mysticism 68
6 Relating Science and Theology 73
Classifying Science and Theology Relations 73
The Relevance of Science and Theology for Each Other 75
Complementarity 77
The Ladder Model for the Science-Theology Relation 85
7 The Birkbeck Metaphysics and Christian Theology 88
Theological Questions from Bohm's Metaphysics 88
God in Bohm's Metaphysics 92
A Holomovement Theology 94
Conclusion 98
Notes 99
References 119
Index 165
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