The Quantum Society: Mind, Physics and a New Social Vision

3.77 avg rating
( 39 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780688106034: The Quantum Society: Mind, Physics and a New Social Vision
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Draws on analogies beteween quantum reality and the dynamics of self to argue that humans can change their social perceptions, values and behavior

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Danah Zohar, an American-born physicist and philosopher, teaches at Oxford Brookes University in England and lectures throughout the world. With Ian Marshall, Zohar co-authored the highly-acclaimed The Quantum Self and The Quantum Society.

From Kirkus Reviews:

In the high-spirited Up my Mother's Flagpole (1974), Zohar characterized her early life as a process of individuation and alienation. Then, after marrying, she used the metaphors of physics, which she had studied at MIT, to redefine life as relationship (The Quantum Self, 1989). Here, Zohar (Science & Culture/Oxford) and psychiatrist Marshall extend these concepts to a vision of a new vast and inclusive society. Zohar and Marshall challenge the traditional Western dualities of mind and nature, spirit and matter, self and other, by liberally interpreting quantum physics as a theory that explains the fundamental operations of nature or reality as holistic, pluralistic, and integrative. The resemblance between the structure of the universe and the structure of the mind, they claim, enables individuals to conceptualize reality as it is pictured in quantum physics. They want to extend these qualities of the universe, shared with the human mind, as described by quantum physics, to the organization of social life. With charming hand-drawn diagrams and lucid explanations of classical physics, quantum physics, neurobiology and molecular biology, Zohar and Marshall develop models, analogies, and metaphors for the even more elusive ``physics of the mind'' and the ``science of consciousness.'' Their goal is a mutually creative relationship among mind, society, nature, a ``both/and'' form of thought rather than ``either/or,'' psychologies, families, and governments based on the principles of quantum physics, peacefully evolving. However, without concrete examples to illustrate such theories, this quirky work remains abstract and speculative. Zohar and Marshall offer the general reader a better introduction to contemporary science than to social philosophy while stretching the limit of fashionable interdisciplinary discussion. -- Copyright ©1994, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780688142308: Quantum Society

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0688142303 ISBN 13:  9780688142308
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks, 1995
Softcover

9780006547938: The Quantum Society

FLAMINGO, 1994
Softcover

9780747515807: The Quantum Society

Blooms..., 1993
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Zohar, Danah; Marshall, Ian
Published by William Morrow & Co
ISBN 10: 068810603X ISBN 13: 9780688106034
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
WCC Corp.
(Moorpark, CA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description William Morrow & Co. Hardcover. Condition: New. 068810603X. Seller Inventory # E7-403F

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 21.95
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Danah Zohar, Ian Marshall
Published by William Morrow & Co (1994)
ISBN 10: 068810603X ISBN 13: 9780688106034
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description William Morrow & Co, 1994. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX068810603X

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 33.20
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Danah Zohar; Ian Marshall
Published by William Morrow & Co (1994)
ISBN 10: 068810603X ISBN 13: 9780688106034
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description William Morrow & Co, 1994. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M068810603X

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 47.13
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Danah Zohar
Published by William Morrow & Co (1994)
ISBN 10: 068810603X ISBN 13: 9780688106034
New Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Books Express
(Portsmouth, NH, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description William Morrow & Co, 1994. Hardcover. Condition: New. 1st. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # 068810603Xn

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 110.12
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds