The universe you see and experience is but a holographic image created by the mind" David Bohm (Quantum physicist)
A New World View for the 21 centurey
David Bohm (1917-1992)
Following the Quantum Theory and the attempt to bridge between this theory, Einstein's Theory, and the classic physics, David Bohm (1917-1992), the physicist and the philosopher, offered a new world view. This World view bridges not only between these theories but also between mind and mater, man and his social, biological and inanimate environment.
Bohm's main argument was that we look reality within a basically fragmented world view. As we are accustomed to this way of looking reality we came to believe that the fragments are real separately existent. This belief causes much confusion in whole life.
"The notion that all these fragments are separately existent is evidently an illusion, and this illusion cannot do other than lead to endless conflict and confusion. Indeed, the attempt to live according to the notion that the fragments are really separate is, in essence, what has led to the growing series of extremely urgent crises that is confronting us today.
Thus, as is now well known, this way of life has brought about pollution, destruction of the balance of nature, over-population, world-wide economic and political disorder and the creation of an overall environment that is neither physically nor mentally healthy for most of the people who live in it. Individually there has developed a widespread feeling of helplessness and despair, in the face of what seems to be an overwhelming mass of disparate social forces, going beyond the control and even the comprehension of the human beings who are caught up in it." (David Bohm, 1980, Wholeness and the Implicate Order, p.1-2)
As in any innovation, few are acquaintance with Bohm's ideas. Last years more people, both in the academy and outside it find interest in Bohm's legacy, studying it, applying it and develop issues following his ideas.
The Israeli Bohm Center goal is to serve as a center for discussing issues related to Bohm's writings and to enable more people to be acquainted with his legacy.
Activities in the center: Single introductory lectures, courses, interdisciplinary workshops, domain-focused workshops, guests lectures, and Bohmian Dialog groups.
The Center was established in July 2007 by Dr. Rivka Fabrikant.
Rivka Fabrikant got her PhD. from Tel Aviv University in 2000 (abstract) ; She spent more then thirty years in teaching and research at Tel Aviv University; Post doctorial studies of the ontological aspects of Bohm's writings; Lately she translated Bohm's Wholeness and the Implicate Order into Hebrew [to be published soon].
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