The Self-Aware Universe

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Penguin, Mar 21, 1995 - Science - 336 pages
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In this stimulating and timely book, Amit Goswami, PhD, shatters the widely popular belief held by Western science that matter is the primary "stuff" of creation and proposes instead that consciousness is the true foundation of all we know and perceive.
 
His explanation of quantum physics for lay readers, called "a model of clarity" by Kirkus Reviews, sets the stage for a voyage of discovery through the common ground of science and religion, the entwined nature of mind and body, and our interconnectedness with all of creation.
 

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THE SELF-AWARE UNIVERSE: How Consciousness Creates the Material World

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Goswami (Physics/University of Oregon; coauthor, The Cosmic Dancers, 1983) uses quantum physics to promote monistic idealism- -the theory that both matter and mind have their origin in consciousness ... Read full review

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User Review  - Arten60 - LibraryThing

This book takes us back to the old idea that Consciousness it the primary stuff of the universe. For me it really does agree with the mysticsim of Quantum Physics. And I should say the philosophy of the Gnostics. Read full review

Contents

Title Page
THE OLD PHYSICS AND ITS PHILOSOPHICAL LEGACY
THE PHILOSOPHY OF MONISTIC IDEALISM
IDEALISM AND THE RESOLUTION OF
THE NINE LIVES OF SCHRÖDINGERS
THE RECONCILIATION OF REALISM AND IDEALISM
IN SEARCH OF THE QUANTUM MIND
PARADOXES AND TANGLED HIERARCHIES
THE I OF CONSCIOUSNESS
THE REENCHANTMENT OF THE PERSON
THE AWAKENING OF BUDDHI
AN IDEALIST THEORY OF ETHICS
GLOSSARY
BIBLIOGRAPHY
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About the author (1995)

Amit Goswami, PhD, is a theoretical quantum physicist and a retired professor from the University of Oregon’s Department of Physics, where he served from 1968 to 1997. He is a pioneer of the new paradigm of science called “science within consciousness,” an idea he explicates in his seminal book, The Self-Aware Universe, in which he also solves the quantum measurement problem elucidating the famous observer effect. Dr. Goswami has written several popular books based on his research on quantum physics and consciousness, including Physics of the Soul and Quantum Economics: Unleashing the Power of an Economics of Consciousness.

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