The Connectivity Hypothesis : Foundations of an Integral Science of Quantum, Cosmos, Life, and Consciousness
Ervin Laszlo, widely regarded as the founder of systems philosophy and general evolution theory, introduces the foundations of a genuine unified theory of the world in this pioneering treatise on the new sciences. In contrast to other unified theories that center mainly on physics, Laszlo's embraces quantum, cosmos, life, as well as consciousness. He delineates the principles of a new physics of universal connectivity and puts forth the corresponding metaphysics, discussing the implications for such philosophical issues as the nature of matter and mind, freedom and morality, and design versus evolution. This landmark book lays the groundwork for the non-materialist and non-reductionist yet rigorous paradigm that is likely to signal the next revolution in science: the "paradigm of universal connectivity."
- Paperback | 156 pages
- 139.7 x 210.82 x 12.7mm | 136.08g
- 02 Jul 2003
- State University of New York Press
- Albany, NY, United States
- Total Illustrations: 0
About Ervin Laszlo
Ervin Laszlo is Founder and President of the Club of Budapest International and Founder and Director of the General Evolution Research Group. He has authored or edited over seventy books, including The Creative Cosmos: A Unified Science of Matter, Life and Mind; The Whispering Pond: A Personal Guide to the Emerging Vision of Science; The Interconnected Universe: Conceptual Foundations of Transdisciplinary Unified Theory; and Macroshift: Navigating the Transformation to a Sustainable World.
"This is a brilliant summary of the major conceptual challenges for the Cartesian-Newtonian paradigm, which has dominated Western scientific thinking for the last three centuries. Laszlo outlines the areas in quantum physics, astrophysics, biology, and psychology where these disciplines encountered observations that they could not account for. But he does not stop there; he offers an elegant interdisciplinary model that could help to reconcile the existing paradoxes. Ervin Laszlo is a world-class scientist and his contributions are groundbreaking. This is an outstanding book."