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by Ian Marshall,Danah Zohar

  • Author: Ian Marshall,Danah Zohar
  • ISBN: 068810603X
  • ISBN13: 978-0688106034
  • ePub: 1833 kb | FB2: 1161 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Physics
  • Publisher: William Morrow & Co; 1st edition (March 1, 1994)
  • Pages: 362
  • Rating: 4.2/5
  • Votes: 598
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The Quantum Society: Mind, Physics and a New Social Vision ePub download

Zohar, Danah; Marshall, Ian (1993). The Quantum Society: Mind, Physics, and a New Social Vision.

Zohar, Danah; Marshall, Ian (1993). New York: Bloomsbury Publishing. ReWiring the Corporate Brain: Using the New Science to Rethink How We Structure and Lead Organizations. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc. ISBN 9971-5-1214-9. Zohar, Danah; Marshall, Ian (1997). Who's Afraid of Schrödinger's Cat?. Zohar, Danah; Marshall, Ian.

Here, Zohar (Science & Culture/Oxford) and psychiatrist Marshall extend these concepts to a vision of a new vast and inclusive society. Zohar and Marshall challenge the traditional Western dualities of mind and nature, spirit and matter, self and other, by liberally interpreting quantum physics as a theory that explains the fundamental operations of nature or reality as holistic, pluralistic, and integrative. The resemblance between the structure of the universe and the structure of the mind, they claim, enables individuals to conceptualize reality as it is pictured in quantum physics.

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While Zohar does correctly identify "emergence" as a key to mental and social phenomena, emergence is not rooted in quantum phenomena; it occurs at all scales of organization. Calling her society "quantum" represents the very reductionistic error she argues against. Discarding the machine metaphor in favor of a "Bose-Einstein condensate" hasn't gained much holistic ground in my opinion.

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In The Quantum Society authors Danah Zohar and Ian Marshall offer a compelling vision for transforming society using the insights of quantum physics to illuminate their ideas.

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Items related to Quantum society: mind, physics and a new social vision. Home ZOHAR D & MARSHALL I Quantum society: mind, physics and a new social vision. Danah Zohar, an American-born physicist and philosopher, teaches at Oxford Brookes University in England and lectures throughout the world. With Ian Marshall, Zohar co-authored the highly-acclaimed The Quantum Self and The Quantum Society.

We drew on the authors, Danah Zohar and her husband, Ia. In this post, we offer quotes from their book, The Quantum Society: Mind, Physics, and a New Social Vision, and we seek new clues for our journey. To do this effectively, I believe we must come to appreciate that self, society, and nature all derive from a common source, that each is a necessary partner in some larger creative dialogue.

Draws on analogies beteween quantum reality and the dynamics of self to argue that humans can change their social perceptions, values and behavior
Rindyt
This is the best book I have ever read, engaging the best of the humanities, natural and physical sciences, as well as the social sciences. Only genuine, brilliant minds and empathetic humans could produce such an insatiable intellectual masterpiece!
Sennnel
In a class by itself (and well it should be).
Dilkree
Mirroring quantum-observer dependent reality: whether this book is praised or criticized depends upon how it is observed--how it is "measured" so to speak by the mind's experiential setup. I can praise the author's efforts from a global "wave" perspective as I am in agreement with the general principles of the society she envisions for the future, but inappropriately labels "quantum." That earned one star. Most of my criticism comes from "particle" dissection. Either view reflects as much (if not more) about the observer as that which is observed, so I confess that I'm favoring the latter approach, employing a kind of Noam Chomskian critical analysis (although by no means exhaustive). My primary criticism is the fundamental premise of the book: answers to questions regarding the human and social scale phenomena can be found in microphysics, (or physics in general for that matter). The mistake leading to the mechanistic view of reality was not, as Zohar claims, using the wrong physics (classical Newtonian), but looking to physics in the first place. After science differentiated from the Medieval amalgamation of the knowledge spheres, it engulfed religion and philosophy, reducing the ultimate measure of truth to empirical verification. Physics says nothing about human nature and society. It the popular press that says so and creates mythology. Even Heisenberg confessed that quantum theory says nothing about biology or life. The domain of biology is not the domain of microphysics. My second criticism has to do with using concepts from quantum theory to "explain" phenomena outside the domain of microphysics. Such metaphors are illustrations by analogy, but they don't explain anything. Furthermore, Zohar picks and chooses among quantum concepts to support her thesis, leaving out quantum features that would annihilate her quantum society (e.g. nuclear fission and weapons of mass destruction). And the quantum contraband she freights up to the human scale is derived primarily from the non-standard, non-Copenhagen quantum theory favored by Einstein, Schrodinger, Bohm, et. al. Quantum Society is an example of borrowing and misapplying metaphors from one domain as an explanatory mechanism in another unrelated domain. Susan Langer in "Philosophy in a New Key" points out this common trend in popular culture when a word becomes a "generative idea." The word "quantum" which literally means "discontinuous" (from the Latin, how much) has acquired mythological status and is overused, misapplied, and mass-marketed. (It sells books!) The concepts Zohar uses to construct her new society (concepts I do find admirable) could just as readily (and perhaps more appropriately) be labeled "Taoist." However, the parallels between quantum theory and mysticism are not, as many suppose, indications that they are describing the same external phenomena; they are reflections of internal phenomena. Both utilize the same cognitive operational schemas to describe their "objects of cognizance." (See Ken Wilbur's Quantum Questions.) While Zohar does correctly identify "emergence" as a key to mental and social phenomena, emergence is not rooted in quantum phenomena; it occurs at all scales of organization. Calling her society "quantum" represents the very reductionistic error she argues against. Discarding the machine metaphor in favor of a "Bose-Einstein condensate" hasn't gained much holistic ground in my opinion. Quantum society literally translates into "discontinuous society":--not the holistic vision Zohar had in mind. Many of the concepts used to build quantum society have more to do with complexity theory than with quantum theory. There's nothing wrong with borrowing terms from different realms to convey a concept. Our linguistic system uses this process to continually expand our knowledge base. But the grand mistake is to literalize the metaphor into the reality of an explanation. Such is the power of myth. (An earlier similar work is Frijoff Capra's The Turning Point.)
Timberahue
Fantastic!
luisRED
Very pleased!
Qusserel
This is a compelling book that explores the relationship between quantum systems and nature. Instead of looking at a dichotomy between human beings and the material world there is an alternative view that there is no clear demarcation between the observer and the observed but rather a more integrated relationship between the two. In other words man does not stand outside his observation but is a participant in the unfolding nature. This view is derived from the theory of Quantum Physics which essential theme is that the underlying reality of all things is the quantum potentiality or often described as the "Ground Zero", or "Vacuum" which is the ultimate potential from whence all things are a part. Therefore, we are that evolving reality and are or from the "Ground Zero" of all things. We, therefore, are able to celebrate our diversity and find creative unity in our differences. Although the author provides compelling arguments, the leap from the theory of quantum physics to the application to human relations is indeed a long one
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