A Nobel prize winner, a great man and a great scientist, Erwin Schroedinger has made his mark in physics, but his eye scans a far wider horizon: here are two stimulating and discursive essays which summarize his philosophical views on the nature of the world.
A Nobel prize winner, a great man and a great scientist, Erwin Schroedinger has made his mark in physics, but his eye scans a far wider horizon: here are two stimulating and discursive essays which summarize his philosophical views on the nature of the world. Schroedinger's world view, derived from the Indian writings of the Vedanta, is that there is only a single consciousness of which we are all different aspects. He admits that this view is mystical and metaphysical and incapable of logical deduction. But he also insists that this is true of the belief in an external world capable of influencing the mind and of being influenced by it. Schroedinger's world view leads naturally to a philosophy of reverence for life.
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Part I. Seek for the Road: 1. Metaphysics in general; 2. A cheerless balance-sheet; 3. Philosophical wonder; 4. The problem; 5. The Vedantic vision; 6. An exoteric introduction to scientific thought; 7. More about non-plurality; 8. Consciousness, organic, inorganic, mneme; 9. On becoming conscious; 10. The moral law; Part II. What is Real?: 11. Reasons for abandoning the dualism of thought and existence, or mind and matter; 12. Linguistic information and our common possession of the world; 13. The imperfection of understanding; 14. The doctrine of identity: light and shadow; 15. Two grounds for astonishment: pseudo-ethics.
My View of the World by Erwin Schrodinger
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