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The Philosophical and Scientific Metaphysics of David Bohm

Department of Philosophy, University of Toronto Scarborough, Scarborough, ON M1C 1A4, Canada
Entropy 2018, 20(7), 493; https://doi.org/10.3390/e20070493
Received: 22 May 2018 / Revised: 20 June 2018 / Accepted: 25 June 2018 / Published: 26 June 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Emergent Quantum Mechanics – David Bohm Centennial Perspectives)
Although David Bohm’s interpretation of quantum mechanics is sometimes thought to be a kind of regression towards classical thinking, it is in fact an extremely radical metaphysics of nature. The view goes far beyond the familiar but perennially peculiar non-locality and entanglement of quantum systems. In this paper, a philosophical exploration, I examine three core features of Bohm’s metaphysical views, which have been both supported by features of quantum mechanics and integrated into a comprehensive system. These are the holistic nature of the world, the role of a unique kind of information as the ontological basis of the world, and the integration of mentality into this basis as an essential and irreducible aspect of it. View Full-Text
Keywords: interpretations of quantum mechanics; David Bohm; mind–body problem; quantum holism interpretations of quantum mechanics; David Bohm; mind–body problem; quantum holism
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Seager, W. The Philosophical and Scientific Metaphysics of David Bohm. Entropy 2018, 20, 493.

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