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The Next Paradigm
The Next Paradigm

Author(s): Bernardo Kastrup
Subject(s): Philosophy, Philosophy of Science
Published by: Международное философско-космологическое общество
Keywords: scientific paradigm; figuration; quantum mechanics; quantum entanglement; noncontextuality; idealism; mind; consciousness; dissociation; dissociative identity disorder;

Summary/Abstract: In order to perceive the world, we need more than just raw sensory input: a subliminal paradigm of thought is required to interpret raw sensory data and, thereby, create the objects and events we perceive around ourselves. As such, the world we see reflects our own unexamined, culture-bound assumptions and expectations, which explains why every generation in history has believed that it more or less understood the world. Today, we perceive a world of objects and events outside and independent of mind, which merely reflects our current paradigm of thought. Anomalies that contradict this paradigm have been accumulated by physicists over the past couple of decades, which will eventually force our culture to move to a new paradigm. Under this new paradigm, a form of universal mind will be viewed as nature’s sole fundamental entity. In this paper, I offer a sketch of what the new paradigm may look like.

  • Issue Year: 2018
  • Issue No: 9
  • Page Range: 41-51
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: English