Interconnected Universe: Conceptual Foundations of Transdisciplinary Unified Theory

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789810222024
  • Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/31/1995
  • Pages: 166
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
1 A Transdisciplinary Framework for Evolution 3
Space and time connections in nature 5
Interconnections in evolution 5
The relevance of fields 9
Temporal field connections 11
The evolutionary functions of a holographic field 14
The fifth field 15
Physical roots of the fifth field 16
2 Basic Concepts of Quantum/Vacuum Interaction (QVI) 25
The vacuum postulates 27
Quanta as solitons 28
Secondary waves in the vacuum 30
The interaction postulates 33
Vacuum-quantum interaction 33
Micro- and macro-scale applications 34
Related hypotheses 37
Bohm's implicate order 38
Stapp's Heisenberg quantum universe 39
Sheldrake's formative causation 42
Summary 44
3 QVI in Microphysics and Cosmology 49
Interaction effects in microphysics 50
The quantum-interpretation decision-tree 51
An interpretation of quantum nonlocality and coherence 53
Interaction effects in cosmology 60
The problem of the constants 60
Non-Big-Bang cosmologies 63
The multicyclic QVI scenario 66
4 QVI in Biology 73
Problems of the synthetic theory 74
Interaction effects on the organism 79
The in-formation of the organism 79
5 QVI in the Cognitive Sciences 87
The interactive varieties of human experience 88
ESP 88
Anomalous recall 93
The interpretation of interative experience 95
Near-death and past-life experiences revisited 97
A fresh look at ESP 103
(i) QVI Dynamics in the Brain 113
(ii) Philosophical Perspectives of QVI Cosmology 119
(iii) New Concepts of Space and Time 125
(iv) Creativity, Archetypes, and the Collective Unconscious 129
(v) Problems and Prospects of Transdisciplinary Unified Theory 137
Afterword 143
Bibliography 147
Index of Names 157
Index of Subjects 161
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