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001    on1314430572 
003    OCoLC 
005    20230117153305.0 
008    220820s2023    nyu      b    001 0 eng   
010      2022019806 
020    9781541674851|q(hardcover) 
020    1541674855 
020    |z9781541674844|q(ebook) 
035    (OCoLC)1314430572 
040    LBSOR/DLC|beng|erda|cDLC|dOCLCF|dBDX|dTOH|dMCP 
042    pcc 
049    MCPL 
050 00 QC6|b.P2965 2023 
082 00 523.101|223/eng20220927 
100 1  Päs, H.|q(Heinrich),|eauthor. 
245 14 The one :|bhow an ancient idea holds the future of physics
       /|cHeinrich Päs. 
250    First edition. 
263    2301 
264  1 New York, NY :|bBasic Books,|c2023. 
300    pages cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
504    Includes bibliographical references and index. 
505 0  Introduction: Stargazing -- The hidden one -- How all is 
       one -- How one is all -- The struggle for one -- From one 
       to science and beauty -- One to the rescue -- One beyond 
       space and time -- The conscious one -- Conclusion: The 
       unknown one. 
520    ""From all things One and from One all things," wrote the 
       ancient Greek philosopher Heraclitus. You might read this 
       as a platitude, or as a pleasant spiritual or 
       philosophical idea. You probably wouldn't read it as a 
       more-or-less accurate scientific statement about the 
       nature of the universe. Particle physicist Heinrich Päs, 
       however, does. In The One, Päs makes the surprising and 
       compelling case for monism-the philosophical idea that one
       single, all-encompassing thing underlies everything we 
       experience-rehabilitating the idea's reputation and 
       reclaiming it for science. At first glance, the idea that 
       "all is one" seems patently absurd. But Päs reveals that 
       monism follows logically from certain principles of 
       quantum mechanics once they are applied to the entire 
       universe. He shows how monism is not only a feasible 
       theory from a scientific perspective but a potentially 
       powerful solution to the stagnation of thought in 
       contemporary physics, arguing that if physics is ever to 
       progress, physicists must learn to embrace insights from 
       outside the narrow silo of experimental knowledge. Along 
       the way, Päs traces monism's often-buried 3000-year 
       history, passing through the lives of a diverse array of 
       great thinkers, including Plato, Galileo, Spinoza, and 
       Goethe, and the churchmen, philosophers, and physicists 
       who fought against monism as well. The result is an epic 
       and expansive journey through thousands of years of human 
       thought and into the nature of reality itself. Equal parts
       physics, philosophy, and history of ideas, The One is of 
       the rare sort of book that can both the first-time reader 
       with its marvels and revolutionize the worldview of even 
       the most experienced physics buff"--|cProvided by 
650  0 Physics|xPhilosophy. 
650  0 Monism. 
650  0 One (The One in philosophy) 
650  0 Quantum theory. 
650  0 Cosmology. 
650  7 SCIENCE / Physics / General.|2bisacsh 
650  7 Cosmology.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst00880600 
650  7 Monism.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01025462 
650  7 One (The One in philosophy)|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01045763 
650  7 Physics|xPhilosophy.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01063079 
650  7 Quantum theory.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01085128 
947    MARCIVE Processed 2023/02/10 
994    C0|bMCP 
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