‘I find his concept of wholeness extraordinarily appeal- ing, as an explanation of the David. Bohm. Wholeness and the. Implicate Order. London and New York. Wholeness and the Implicate Order has ratings and 64 reviews. David Bohm was one of the foremost scientific thinkers and philosophers of our time. David Bohm, an American, was one of the leading quantum physicists of our age. The central underlying theme of Bohm’s theory is the “unbroken wholeness of During the early s Bohm developed his theory of the Implicate Order in.

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Fragmentation and Wholeness 2. Being and Nothingness Jean-Paul Sartre. Though I’m still reading this classic, and will most likely read it over and over until I can say that Savid “modestly” understand Bohm’s concept, his case for the implicate order and wholeness has changed my perspective of life and living.

Feb 20, Rama rated it it was amazing Shelves: This could be an interesting chapter for readers interested in the philosophy of physics and consciousness.

And the yet deeper intention is to be aware of these discrepancies and to allow the whole structure to change if necessary. Holonomy, through a wide range of aspects, can be considered a “movement in which new wholes are emerging.

Purity and Danger Professor Mary Douglas. This book is so rich of his ideas to remedy the “finiteness” and “fragmentedness” of human mind, which might be our inevitable nature we have to accept as our subject-reality as well.

This book is very philosophically and mathematically dense. For instance, Bohm takes Greece and therefore Rome as well to represent all of the ‘West’ and ancient India to represent all of the ‘East.

For example, there is the order of numbers which is in correspondence to that of points on a line, the order of successive positions in the motion of objects, various kinds of intensive order such a pressure, temperature, colour, etc. You will not enjoy it if you’re not interested in philosophy, physics and experimenting with challenging your perspective on reality, even if it goes against the grain of established academia. His thoughts are startling, stimulating, and vital. If we think in our present way, we will create the kind of world that we have created.


Mar 22, Michael rated it it was amazing Shelves: Renowned physicist and theorist who was one of the most original thinkers of the second half of the twentieth century.

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Impliate, in the West, society has mainly emphasized the development of science and technology dependent on measurement while in the East, the main emphasis has gone to religion and philosophy which are ultimately directed towards the immeasurable. Such movement of light waves is present everywhere and in principle enfolds the entire universe of space and time in each region.

It is possible to look at this whole process in terms of the implicate or enfolded order which I have discussed elsewhere. He was an esteemed physicist so he has the information and education to back up some of wholeneds seemingly radical, albeit mind-blowing ideas. Apr 01, Jens rated it really liked it Shelves: As a human being takes part in the process of this totality, he is fundamentally changed in the very activity in which his aim is to change that reality which is the content of his consciousness.

In a photograph, made by a lens, you have a point to point correspondence. In the depths of the Implicate Order, there is a “consciousness, deep down–of the whole of mankind.

Wholeness and the Implicate Order

Wholeness and the implicate order is brilliant, if underdeveloped, and would form a fantastic way to think about, and relate to, the universe if, one day, the ideas within proves to be true. Rather each region of the hologram makes possible an image of the whole object. Bohm’s goal to cure the world from its ‘fragmentation’ is a good one, and comes from a good place, but both his ideas of culture and reality as well as his mode of presentation and argumentation are that of a middle-schooler.

Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. If one approaches another man with a fixed ‘theory’ about him as an ‘enemy’ against whom one much defend oneself, he will respond similarly, and thus one’s ‘theory’ will apparently be confirmed by experience.


Bohm’s cosmos is a “feedback” universe that continuously recycles forward into a greater mode of being and consciousness. One has to work with the probabilities rather than certainties, because it oreer impossible for an observer to describe all aspects of a particle at once speed and location.

Everybody has many experiences of this implicate order.

He starts by arguing that the success of classical physics has made us too focused on reductionism, analyzing the components rather than having eye for the whole, while 20th century physics’ breakthroughs point the other way.

Wholeness and the Implicate Order Routledge Classics. It is for those who have serious questions about the philosophy of science. But instead of the three starting droplets in the video he thinks about droplets appearing ‘unfolding’ one after the other, creating the illusion of a single stable droplet “moving” through space in the experiment you would make this by putting a droplet in the fluid, spinning a little bit and putting in another one, spinning again etc.

Return to Book Page. These latter have, in turn, come out of intuitive forms and common experience. In recent years, Bohm attempted to explain an ontological basis for quantum theory. The basis of quantum theory can be summarized in three propositions:. This alteration arises from a deeper level of intention, which is concerned with bringing about harmony between the detailed content of the intention behind the display and what actually appears in the imagination. Krishnamurti and the Dalai Lama whose teachings helped shape his work.

ORDER Bohm believes that a special cosmic energy holds the All together, and this cosmic energy follows a cosmic law order. Although deeply influenced by Einstein, he was also, more unusually for a scientist, inspired by mysticism. Such movement of light is everywhere in the universe and thus enfolds spacetime in each region.

Different readers unfold a different mind from the same pages.

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