David Bohm, Ph.D. (1917-1992) was one of the foremost theoretical physicists in the world. He tells why science has become specialized and fragmented at the cost of its soul, describes his theory of the implicate order, and goes on to explore its implications for human consciousness. Thought is based in memory, and true creativity depends on getting beyond a thought process dependent on memory, according to Bohm. In this remarkable dialogue he delves into the innermost reaches of what it means to be human and alive. (hosted by Michael Toms)
David Bohm, Ph.D. made significant contributions in the fields of theoretical physics, philosophy, and neuropsychology, and to the Manhattan Project. He was a colleague of J. Robert Oppenheimer and became an assistant professor at Princeton University, where he worked closely with Albert Einstein. He is one of the most influential theorists of the emerging paradigm through which the world is increasingly viewed. Bohm’s approach to philosophy and physics receive expression in his books Wholeness and the Implicate Order and Science, Order and Creativity. His final work, the posthumously published The Undivided Universe: An Ontological Interpretation of Quantum Theory resulted from a decades-long collaboration with his colleague Basil Hiley.
His books include:
- Quantum Theory (new edition Dover Publications 1989)
- Wholeness and the Implicate Order (Routledge Kegan Paul 1981)
- Science, Order, and Creativity: A Dramatic New Look at the Creative Roots of Science and Life (Bantam 1987)
- The Undivided Universe: An Ontological Interpretation of Quantum Theory (Routledge Kegan Paul 1995)
- On Dialogue (edited by Lee Nichol) (Routledge 1996)
- On Creativity (edited by Lee Nichol) (Routledge 1998)
To learn more about the work of the late David Bohm go to www.david-bohm.net.
Host: Michael Toms Interview Date: 11/12/1987 Program Number: 2071