Relity and Empathy: Physics, Mind, and Science in the 21st Century

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780873957632
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 6/28/1984
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 5.92 (w) x 8.97 (h) x 0.72 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface: The Study of World Models

Introduction: The Cartesian Homunculus Revisited

One. PHYSICS, BRAINS, AND WORLD MODELS

1. The Needle, the Haystack, and the Holomovement
2. World Models: Some Eastern Melodies
3. Interval: Meet the Metaphysical Fauna

Two. MATHEMATICAL MODELS AND THE DEMONIC COMPUTER

1. Demonics: Talking to Gezumpstein
2. Interlude: Gezumpstein's Teaching Tape
3. Demonics and the Phenomenal Time-Arrow: The Nine Lives of Schroedinger's Cat
4. Commercial Break: Gezumpstein's Charmed Balloons

Three. TIME AND BIOLOGY

1. Interlude: How the Bird and the Snake Played Evolutionary Scrabble
2. The Death of Vitalism: Implicate and Explicate in Biology

Four. MIND AND THE MAKING OF MODELS

1. Mind and the Psychiatry of World Models
2. A Few Instructive Fossils
3. Some Contemporary Considerations

Five. SINGULARITIES AND THE UNFAMILIAR

1. Interlude: The Ghost of Uncle Past
2. The Rank Outsider: Is Parapsychology Real, and Does It Matter?
3. Anxiety Dream: A Born-Again Demon?

Six. PATTERNS AND ARCHETYPES

1. The Peculiar Statements Made by Dreams
2. A Psychiatric Session

Afterword

Appendix A. Iterants

Appendix B. Quantum State as Superposition

Glossary

References

Index

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