The Self-Aware Universe

The Self-Aware Universe

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by Amit Goswami
     
 

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Consciousness, not matter, is the ground of all existence, declares University of Oregon physicist Goswami, echoing the mystic sages of his native India. He holds that the universe is self-aware, and that consciousness creates the physical world.See more details below

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Consciousness, not matter, is the ground of all existence, declares University of Oregon physicist Goswami, echoing the mystic sages of his native India. He holds that the universe is self-aware, and that consciousness creates the physical world.

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Consciousness, not matter, is the ground of all existence, declares University of Oregon physicist Goswami, echoing the mystic sages of his native India. He holds that the universe is self-aware, and that consciousness creates the physical world. Calling this theory ``monistic idealism,'' he claims it is not only ``the basis of all religions worldwide'' but also the correct philosophy for modern science. Once people give up the assumption that there is an objective reality independent of consciousness, the paradoxes of quantum physics are explainable, contends Goswami, writing with his wife and Reed ( Building the Future from Our Past ). He also applies his hypothesis to the so-called mind-body schism, which he attempts to heal. Sketching a model of the self, this demanding but rewarding treatise uses analogies from the ``new physics'' to throw light on choice, free will, creativity, the unconscious and paths to spiritual growth. Illustrated. (Apr.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780874777987
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/28/1995
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
409,782
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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