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Philosophy of Quantum Mechanics: Quantum Holism to Cosmic Holism: The Physics and Metaphysics of Bohm


Author : Mathew Chandrankunnel
ISBN : 978-81-8220-736-3
Edition : 2nd
Year : 2016
Pages : 432
Size : 19×24.5
Publisher : Global Vision Publishing House
Price : INR 2500.00


About the Book

Physics and philosophy inextricably intertwine in this edition. Physics unravels the splendour of nature while philosophy discloses its profoundness. Physics unveils the regularity of nature through the physical laws while philosophy transcends and transforms it into a fabulous noematic vision of disclosure. In this edition author has redesigned a fourfold strategy. In the firstfold, the life and influences of Bohm are explained so that the reader can trace his intellectual shoreline. The secondfold examines the conceptual development of the physical theory of quantum mechanics, its interpretation as Copenhagen Mechanics and the criticism of Copenhagen Mechanics. In the thirdfold, Bohmian Mechanics or the quantum holism is examined in detail.  The fourthfold delves deep into the Bohmian metaphysics that is basically derived from physics and describes its salient features and its symbolic representation. A philosophical exami-nation is conducted on this holistic mythopoeic cosmology of Bohm that is extended from his quantum vision to the cosmic reality.

About the Author

Dr. Mathew Chandrankunnel is a Scientist–Philosopher–Theologian who holds a doctorate from the University of Leuven, Belgium for successfully defending the thesis on “In search of a Causal Quantum Mechanics”. For the research on the Foundations of Quantum Mechanics he had the opportunity to interact with the founding fathers of quantum mechanics like Nobel Laureates Friedrich von Weizsaecker of the Max Planck Institute, Munich, and Aage Bohr of Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen. He teaches Philosophy of science, science and religion and other allied subjects at Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram, Pontifical Athenaeum of Philosophy, Theology and Canon Law and served as its Registrar, Director for the Master’s programme and the Director of the Centre for the Study of World Religions, Bangalore, India. He also teaches and lectures on physics, philosophy and religion at various National and International Universities and Institutes. He was also the Director board member of the Ecumenical Christian Centre, Bangalore. He is a member of the Interreligious Dialogue Commission of the Catholic Bishop’s Conference of India, and is an external observer to the Theology and Religious Studies European Association, TRES. He published “Philosophy of Physics” and many articles on science and religion and received the CTNS – Templeton Award in 2000. From Warpath to Wholeness, the Condemnation and Rehabilitation of Galileo Galiei, was published in 2004. Matter, Life and Mind – A continuum will be published shortly. He is the Chairperson of Bangalore Forum for Science and Religion that received the best Local Society Initiative Award twice out of 200 world wide groups of Templeton Foundation sponsored Metanexus Institute, Philadelphia. He was the President of the Bangalore – Montreal- McGill Chapter of the Sigma-Xi Science Organisation. As a trained journalist, he served as the Science Editor of Deepika, the first Malayalam Daily Newspaper in Kerala, India. He is a Catholic priest belonging to the Congregation of the Carmelites of Mary Immaculate. At present Dr. Chandrankunnel is a research scholar at Harvard University, assistant to Prof. Owen Gingerich, world famous astronomer, scientist and historian of science. Dr. Chandrankunnel does research on quantum mechanics, cosmology and history of science.


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