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The New Physics and Cosmology Dialogues with the Dalai Lama
Author Houshmand, Zara ; Zajonc, Arthur
PublisherOxford University Press
Location香港, 中國 [Hong Kong, China]
Content type書籍=Book
Keyword因果=Cause and Effect=Causality=Causation; 佛教人物=Buddhist; 佛教哲學=Buddhist Doctrines=Buddhist Philosophy; 法師=Master; 喇嘛=Lama; 達賴喇嘛=Dalai Lama
AbstractWhat happens when the Dalai Lama meets with leading physicists and a historian? This book is the carefully edited record of the fascinating discussions at a Mind and Life conference in which five leading physicists and a historian (David Finkelstein, George Greenstein, Piet Hut, Arthur Zajonc, Anton Zeilinger, and Tu Weiming) discussed with the Dalai Lama current thought in theoretical quantum physics, in the context of Buddhist philosophy. A contribution to the science-religion interface, and a useful explanation of our basic understanding of quantum reality, couched at a level that intelligent readers without a deep involvement in science can grasp. In the tradition of other popular books on resonances between modern quantum physics and Zen or Buddhist mystical traditions--notably The Dancing Wu Li Masters and The Tao of Physics, this book gives a clear and useful update of the genuine correspondences between these two rather disparate approaches to understanding the nature of reality.

Table of contents
The Participants
1.Experiment and Paradox in Qutantum Physics
2.Philosophical Reflections on Quantum Realities
3.Space, Time and the Quantum
4.Buddhist Views on Space and Time
5.Quantum Logic Meets Buddhist Logic
6.Participation and Personal Knowledge
7.The Relation between Scientific Knowledge and Human Experience
8.Investigating the World, Pondering the Mind
9.New Images of the Universe
10.Origins of the Universe and Buddhist Causality
11.Science in Search of a Worldview
12.Knowing and Suffering
About the Mind and Life Institute
Created date2005.03.25

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