Infinite Potential: The Life and Times of David Bohm

Infinite Potential: The Life and Times of David Bohm

By: F. David Peat (author)Paperback

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Infinite Potential is the first biography of David Bohm--brilliant physicist, explorer of consciousness, student of Oppenheimer, friend to Einstein, and enemy of the House Committee on Un-American Activities. Although he battled bouts of crippling depression, Bohm proved to be one of the twentieth century's most original thinkers, influencing the fields of physics, philosophy, psychology, language, and education. In this compelling narrative, David Peat explains Bohm's life and landmark scientific work, including his famous "hidden variables" causal interpretation of quantum mechanics, which created a storm of controversy, yet may well be the only theory that describes the true nature of reality.

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F. David Peat, renowned author of many general books on science--including, with David Bohm, Science, Order & Creativity--was a friend and colleague of David Bohm for more than twenty years.


* Introduction * Childhood: From Fragmentation to Flow * From Penn State to Caltech * A Vision of Light * From Niels Bohr to Karl Marx * Princeton * Un-American Activities * Hidden Variables * Brazil: Into Exile * Causality and Chance * Israel: The World Falls Apart * Bristol: Encounters with Famous Men * Birkbeck: Thought and What May Lie Beyond * Language and Perception * The Implicate Order * Dialogue and Disorder * The Edge of Something Unknown * Afterword

Product Details

  • publication date: 23/10/1997
  • ISBN13: 9780201328202
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 380
  • ID: 9780201328202
  • weight: 462
  • ISBN10: 0201328208

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