Mind and the Cosmic Order: How the Mind Creates the Features and Structure of All Things and Why this Insight Transforms Physics

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Mind and the Cosmic Order: How the Mind Creates the Features and Structure of All Things and Why this Insight Transforms Physics
Authors: Charles Pinter
Year: 2021
Publisher: Springer International Publishing;Springer
Language: English
ISBN 13: 9783030500832
ISBN 10: 3030500837
Categories: Computers, Computer Science
Pages: 320 / 319
Edition: 1st ed.

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Mind and the Cosmic Order: How the Mind Creates the Features & Structure of All Things, and Why this Insight Transforms Physics Charles Pinter
The topic of this book is the relationship between mind and the physical world. From once being an esoteric question of philosophy, this subject has become a central topic in the foundations of quantum physics. The book traces this story back to Descartes, through Kant, to the beginnings of 20th Century physics, where it becomes clear that the mind-world relationship is not a speculative question but has a direct impact on the understanding of physical phenomena. The book’s argument begins with the British empiricists who raised our awareness of the fact that we have no direct contact with physical reality, but it is the mind that constructs the form and features of objects. It is shown that modern cognitive science brings this insight a step further by suggesting that shape and structure are not internal to objects, but arise in the observer. The author goes yet further by arguing that the meaningful connectedness between things — the hierarchical organization of all we perceive — is the result of the Gestalt nature of perception and thought, and exists only as a property of mind. These insights give the first glimmerings of a new way of seeing the cosmos: not as a mineral wasteland but a place inhabited by creatures. Categories:
Computers – Computer Science
Year:
2021
Edition:
1st ed.
Publisher:
Springer International Publishing;Springer
Language:
english
Pages:
180
ISBN 10:
3030500837
ISBN 13:
9783030500832
File:
66 MB

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Mind and the Cosmic Order: How the Mind Creates the Features and Structure of All Things and Why this Insight Transforms Physics
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