Shows how modern physics supports basic claims of process philosophy.
World in Process provides not only an up-to-date description of the ideas of modern physics and cosmology, but also connects those ideas to process thought. To make these connections, a brief introduction to process philosophy is provided so that the new physics and process thought can be integrated.
At the University of California, Davis, John A. Jungerman is Professor Emeritus of Physics and Founding Director of the Crocker Nuclear Physics Laboratory. He is the coauthor (with Paul P. Craig) of Nuclear Arms Race: Technology and Society.
"Jungerman has done us a great service. The book is useful and a good introduction to the topic. " — C. Robert Mesle, author of Process Theology: A Basic Introduction
"The author masterfully relates Whiteheadian ideas to modern physics and vice-versa. A conscientious and entertaining review of the broad sweep of physics history is blended with insightful connections to spiritual aspects of process philosophy. " — Geoffrey Chew, University of California, Berkeley
"Jungerman provides a systematic and fascinating overview of modern physics, with many accessible examples, illustrating many of the major results of the 'new' physics, and does so in a way that carefully illustrates how process-relational themes permeate the field in many ways that are generally neglected or masked by efforts to translate the language into classical Newtonian forms. " — Timothy E. Eastman, Plasmas International