The Self-Aware Universe

The Self-Aware Universe

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  • ePub
  • ISBN 9781440674273
  • 336 Pages
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Overview

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.

Table of Contents

Illustrations
Preface
Foreword

Part I: The Integration of Science and Spirituality
Introduction to Part I
1. The Chasm and the Bridge
2. The Old Physics and Its Philosophical Legacy
3. Quantum Physics and the Demise of Material Realism
4. The Philosophy of Monastic Idealism

Part 2: Idealism and the Resolution of the Quantum Paradoxes
Introduction to Part 2
5. Objects in Two Places at Once and Effects That Precede Their Causes
6. The Nine Lives of Schrödinger’s Cat
7. I Choose, Therefore I Am
8. The Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen Paradox
9. The Reconciliation of Realism and Idealism

Part 3: Self-Reference: How the One Becomes Many
Introduction to Part 3
10. Exploring the Mind-Body Problem
11. In Search of the Quantum Mind
12. Paradoxes and Tangled Hierarchies
13. The “I” of Consciousness
14. Integrating the Psychologies

Part 4: The Re-enchantment of the Person
Introduction to Part 4
15. War and Peace
16. Outer and Inner Creativity
17. The Awakening of Buddhi
18. An Idealist Theory of Ethics
19. Spiritual Joy



Glossary
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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