The Self-Aware Universe: How Consciousness Creates the Material Universe

The Self-Aware Universe: How Consciousness Creates the Material Universe


By (author) Amit Goswami, By (author) Etc.

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  • Publisher: Jeremy P Tarcher
  • Format: Paperback | 336 pages
  • Dimensions: 150mm x 224mm x 25mm | 318g
  • Publication date: 7 June 2000
  • Publication City/Country: Los Angeles
  • ISBN 10: 0874777984
  • ISBN 13: 9780874777987
  • Edition: 1
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 55,150

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Consciousness, not matter, is the ground of all existence, declares University of Oregon physicist Goswami, echoing the mystic sages of his native India. He holds that the universe is self-aware, and that consciousness creates the physical world.

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Table of contents

Illustrations Preface Foreword Part I: The Integration of Science and Spirituality Introduction to Part I 1. The Chasm and the Bridge 2. The Old Physics and Its Philosophical Legacy 3. Quantum Physics and the Demise of Material Realism 4. The Philosophy of Monastic Idealism Part 2: Idealism and the Resolution of the Quantum Paradoxes Introduction to Part 2 5. Objects in Two Places at Once and Effects That Precede Their Causes 6. The Nine Lives of Schrödinger's Cat 7. I Choose, Therefore I Am 8. The Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen Paradox 9. The Reconciliation of Realism and Idealism Part 3: Self-Reference: How the One Becomes Many Introduction to Part 3 10. Exploring the Mind-Body Problem 11. In Search of the Quantum Mind 12. Paradoxes and Tangled Hierarchies 13. The "I" of Consciousness 14. Integrating the Psychologies Part 4: The Re-enchantment of the Person Introduction to Part 4 15. War and Peace 16. Outer and Inner Creativity 17. The Awakening of Buddhi 18. An Idealist Theory of Ethics 19. Spiritual Joy Glossary Notes Bibliography Index