Mathematical Undecidability, Quantum Nonlocality and the Question of the Existence of God

Author: A. Driessen,Antoine Suarez

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401154287

Category: Science

Page: 227

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On January 22, 1990, the late John Bell held at CERN (European Laboratory for Particle Physics), Geneva a seminar organized by the Center of Quantum Philosophy, that at this time was an association of scientists interested in the interpretation of quantum mechanics. In this seminar Bell presented once again his famous theorem. Thereafter a discussion took place in which not only physical but also highly speculative epistemological and philosophical questions were vividly debated. The list of topics included: assumption of free will in Bell's theorem, the understanding of mind, the relationship between the mathematical and the physical world, the existence of unobservable causes and the limits of human knowledge in mathematics and physics. Encouraged by this stimulating discussion some of the participants decided to found an Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies (lIS) to promote philosoph ical and interdisciplinary reflection on the advances of science. Meanwhile the lIS has associated its activities with the Swiss foundation, Fondation du Leman, and the Dutch foundation, Stichting Instudo, registered in Geneva and Amsterdam, respectively. With its activities the lIS intends to strengthen the unity between the professional activities in science and the reflection on fun damental philosophical questions. In addition the interdisciplinary approach is expected to give a contribution to the progress of science and the socio economic development. At present three working groups are active within the lIS, i. e. : - the Center for Quantum Philosophy, - the Wealth Creation and Sustainable Development Group, - the Neural Science Group.

Spiritual Information

100 Perspectives on Science and Religion

Author: Charles L. Harper Jr.

Publisher: Templeton Foundation Press

ISBN: 1932031731

Category: Religion

Page: 602

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Spiritual Information is a collection of one hundred essays that explore a portion of the vast interdisciplinary approaches to the study of science and religion. Individually and together, the essays show how the study of ourselves, our planet, and the universe helps us understand our place as spiritual beings within God’s universe. The book is a tribute to Sir John Templeton and his pioneering commitment toward new research that results in “one hundredfold more spiritual information than humankind has ever possessed before.” It begins with essays that reflect on Sir John’s principal domains of interest and expertise: free-enterprise based finance and accelerating spiritual progress. Themes of the sections are: •Science-Religion Dialogue •Cosmology, Physics, and Astronomy •Mathematics, Musicology, and Speculation •Biological Evolution—the Human Being •Social Evolution—the Human Mind and Heart •Religion and Health •The Nature of the Divine •Theology and Philosophy •Faith Traditions “Sir John’s leadership has enabled us to edge ever closer to the frontier where knowledge meets wisdom at the threshold of ‘ultimate reality,’” notes the editor in the preface to this volume. As Spiritual Information presents an overview of how far we have come in the science and religion dialogue, it also opens windows to the vast possibilities for additional research and further advances in spiritual information.

God and the Universe

Author: Arthur Gibson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136365729

Category: Religion

Page: 404

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Ambitious, controversial and absorbing, God and the Universe tackles the highly-charged issue of God's relevance in the light of new scientific thinking on cosmology. Engaging with poststructuralism, ethics, mathematics, and philosophy through the ages, this persuasively argued book reinvigorates religious debate for the new millennium.

Was ist die Welt?

Zur philosophischen Interpretation der Physik

Author: Stefan Bauberger

Publisher: Kohlhammer Verlag

ISBN: 3170340069

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 4682

Nichts prägt das heutige Weltbild stärker als die Naturwissenschaften. Eine Reflexion auf die Ergebnisse der modernen Physik eröffnet deshalb einen aktuellen Zugang zu den klassischen Fragen der Philosophie, der viele Selbstverständlichkeiten über die Welt in Frage stellt. Die Elementarteilchenphysik führt zu einem holistischen und dynamischen Verständnis der Welt. Die Relativitätstheorie widerspricht dem intuitiven Verständnis von Raum und Zeit. In der Thermodynamik taucht die Frage nach dem Verständnis von Naturgesetzen auf. In der Quantentheorie wird die Vorstellung von einer objektiven Realität fraglich. Die moderne Kosmologie führt zu einer neuen Auffassung von Schöpfung. Die Chaostheorie trägt zum physikalischen Verständnis von Leben und seiner Einmaligkeit bei.

The Spirit of Leadership

Optimizing Creativity and Change in Organizations

Author: Robert J. Spitzer

Publisher: Executive Excellence Pub


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 344

View: 321

Many organizations have invested in the skills and structures of change, but have forgotten the more intangible quality of spirit. As a result, their changes have been short-lived, their adaptability slow, and their ability to move to the "next level" nonexistent. The absence of spirit (even with all the right skills and structures) has prevented these organizations from developing a self-motivated desire to change for the common good. Indeed, the absence of spirit has led to abject resistance to change.

Evolution and Faith

Author: Bastiaan Martinus Franciscus van Iersel,Christoph Theobald,Hermann Häring

Publisher: N.A


Category: Bible and evolution

Page: 142

View: 4171

Concilium has long been a household-name for cutting-edge critical and constructive theological thinking. Past contributors include leading Catholic scholars such as Hans Kung, Gregory Baum and Edward Schillebeeckx, and the editors of the review belong to the international "who's who" in the world of contemporary theology."

Is Science Compatible with Free Will?

Exploring Free Will and Consciousness in the Light of Quantum Physics and Neuroscience

Author: Antoine Suarez,Peter Adams

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461452120

Category: Psychology

Page: 314

View: 3541

Anyone who claims the right ‘to choose how to live their life’ excludes any purely deterministic description of their brain in terms of genes, chemicals or environmental influences. For example, when an author of a text expresses his thoughts, he assumes that, in typing the text, he governs the firing of the neurons in his brain and the movement of his fingers through the exercise of his own free will: what he writes is not completely pre-determined at the beginning of the universe. Yet in the field of neuroscience today, determinism dominates. There is a conflict between the daily life conviction that a human being has free will, and deterministic neuroscience. When faced with this conflict two alternative positions are possible: Either human freedom is an illusion, or deterministic neuroscience is not the last word on the brain and will eventually be superseded by a neuroscience that admits processes not completely determined by the past. This book investigates whether it is possible to have a science in which there is room for human freedom. The book generally concludes that the world and the brain are governed to some extent by non-material agencies, and limited consciousness does not abolish free will and responsibility. The authors present perspectives coming from different disciplines (Neuroscience, Quantumphysics and Philosophy) and range from those focusing on the scientific background, to those highlighting rather more a philosophical analysis. However, all chapters share a common characteristic: they take current scientific observations and data as a basis from which to draw philosophical implications. It is these features that make this volume unique, an exceptional interdisciplinary approach combining scientific strength and philosophical profundity. We are convinced that it will strongly stimulate the debate and contribute to new insights in the mind-brain relationship. ​


Periodicum Trimestre

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Philosophical theology

Page: N.A

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Razón y fe

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Faith and reason

Page: N.A

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Books in Print

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

Discrete Thoughts

Essays on Mathematics, Science and Philosophy

Author: Mark Kac,Gian-Carlo Rota,Jacob T. Schwartz

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780817647742

Category: Mathematics

Page: 266

View: 3478

This is a volume of essays and reviews that delightfully explores mathematics in all its moods — from the light and the witty, and humorous to serious, rational, and cerebral. These beautifully written articles from three great modern mathematicians will provide a source for supplemental reading for almost any math class. Topics include: logic, combinatorics, statistics, economics, artificial intelligence, computer science, and broad applications of mathematics. Readers will also find coverage of history and philosophy, including discussion of the work of Ulam, Kant, and Heidegger, among others.