One of the world’s most renowned physicists presents a radical new vision of science. Here the late David Bohm describes scientific theory as the myth that drives our culture, and points out the fallacy of our belief system. He also presents his alternative for addressing the world’s mega-problems through engaging in a new level of “dialogue” among small groups of people. His views are both challenging and profound.
David Bohm, Ph.D. made significant contributions in the fields of theoretical physics, philosophy, and neuropsychology, and to the Manhattan Project. He was a colleague of J. Robert Oppenheimer and became an assistant professor at Princeton University, where he worked closely with Albert Einstein. He is one of the most influential theorists of the emerging paradigm through which the world is increasingly viewed. Bohm’s approach to philosophy and physics receive expression in his book Wholeness and the Implicate Order and Science, Order and Creativity. His final work, the posthumously published The Undivided Universe: An Ontological Interpretation of Quantum Theory resulted from a decades-long collaboration with his colleague Basil Hiley.
His books include:
- Quantum Theory (new edition Dover Publications 1989)
- Wholeness and the Implicate Order (Routledge Kegan Paul 1981)
- Science, Order and Creativity (Bantam 1987)
- The Undivided Universe: An Ontological Interpretation of Quantum Theory (Routledge Kegan Paul 1995)
- On Dialogue (edited by Lee Nichol) (Routledge 1996)
- On Creativity (edited by Lee Nichol) (Routledge 1998)
To learn more about the work of the late David Bohm go to www.david-bohm.net.
Host: Michael Toms Interview Date: 6/12/1990 Program Number: 2181