The Innermost Kernel: Depth Psychology and Quantum Physics. Wolfgang Pauli's Dialogue with C.G. Jung

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Springer Science & Business Media, Feb 14, 2005 - Philosophy - 378 pages
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"The Innermost Kernel" recounts the physicist and Nobel Laureate Wolfgang Pauli and his interest in Jungian psychology, philosophy and western world-view. It is also an exploration of the intellectual setting and context of Pauli's thinking, which has its starting point in the cultural and intellectual climate of fin-de-siècle Europe. As a contribution to the general history of quantum physics this study has a special focus on the psychological and philosophical issues discussed by physicists belonging to the Copenhagen school. The work is mainly based on the correspondence of the principle characters and explores some of the central issues discussed there, as for instance the subject-object relation, complementarity, the relation of conscious and unconscious, the process underlying concept-formation, the psychology of scientific discovery, the symbolic world of alchemy, the theories of archetypes and of synchronicity. Ultimately this book is about a remarkable scientist searching for a new understanding of the interrelatedness of man and world.

 

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Contents

Introduction to Wolfgang Paulis Dialogue with CG Jung
1
The Material
4
Wolfgang Pauli the Copenhagen School and Philosophy
11
Biographical Sketch
12
Findesiecle Vienna
26
Arthur Schopenhauer
36
Ernst Mach and the Deconstruction of Language
42
Niels Bohr and the Copenhagen School
54
Kepler Fludd and the World Soul
179
Trinity Quaternity and the Mandala
184
Alchemy Background Physics and Concept Formation
198
Spirit Nature and Archetype
213
Jung as Positivist
218
Symmetries
227
Consciousness as a Release
231
Incarnation and Quantum Physics
247

The Copenhagen School and Psychology
91
Radical Positivism Psychology and Parapsychology
94
Niels Bohr and Psychology
103
Niels Bohr and CG Jung
111
CG Jung and William James
113
The Epistemological Theories of Jung and Bohr
120
Bohr Pauli and the Unconscious
126
The Detached Observer
131
Rational and Irrational
136
Pauli and Jung
141
Paulis Life Crisis
142
Pauli Jung and Science
155
Complementarity Symmetry and the Cosmic Order
170
Science Religion and Mysticism
250
Parmenides v Heraclitus Einstein v Bohr
259
The Reality of the Symbol
268
Jungs Spiritual Testament
273
Biology Automorphism and Mathematics
299
Broken Symmetries the Chinese Revolution and the World Formula
319
Summary and Concluding Remarks
335
List of Figures
349
List of Tables
350
Sources and Reference List
351
Subject Index
371
Name Index
393
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