The Connectivity Hypothesis

Foundations of an Integral Science of Quantum, Cosmos, Life, and Consciousness

By Ervin Laszlo
Foreword by Ralph H. Abraham

Subjects: Philosophy Of Science
Paperback : 9780791457863, 156 pages, July 2003
Hardcover : 9780791457856, 156 pages, July 2003

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Table of contents

Foreword

Introduction

PART 1. Coherence in Nature and Mind

1. Coherence in the Physical World

2. Coherence in the Living World

3. Coherence in the Sphere of Mind

4. Understanding Coherence: The Elements of an Explanation

PART 2. The Connectivity Hypothesis

5. Premises

6. Postulates

7. The Hypothesis

8. Coherence Explained: Testing the Power of the Hypothesis

9. The Advent of Integral Quantum Science

Postscript

The Metaphysics of Connectivity

Philosophical Implications

Appendix 1. General Relativity and the Physical Vacuum
Reconsidering Einstein's Equations in Relation to Connectivity Hypothesis
Laszlo Gazdag

Appendix 2. Healing through the Y Field: Two Experiments
Maria Sagi

References

Index

Provides the foundations of a genuine unified field theory.

Description

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. "

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.