Physics and Vertical Causation


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Physics and Vertical Causation: The End of Quantum Reality 

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With arresting new insights on the metaphysics of the integral cosmos and a masterful synthesis of the physical sciences with ontological realism, Wolfgang Smith resolves quandaries that have stymied theoretical physicists for nearly a century. The author’s critique of modern epistemologies, reevaluation of Einsteinian relativity, and deeper probing into the phenomenon of “vertical causation”—first introduced in his classic monograph, The Quantum Enigma—not only restores to us a worldview banished in the West since the Enlightenment, but also paves the way for a veritable paradigm shift in scientific inquiry.

“The importance of this book by physicist and metaphysician Wolfgang Smith lies in the very reasons that will no doubt make it controversial… In so doing, it embraces a broader and more traditional view of science as Scientia.”
M. Ali Lakhani, Editor, Sacred Web: A Journal of Tradition and Modernity

About the Author
Wolfgang Smith graduated from Cornell at age eighteen with majors in physics, mathematics, and philosophy. He subsequently contributed a theoretical solution to the re-entry problem for space flight. After taking his doctorate in mathematics at Columbia, he served for thirty years as professor of mathematics at M.I.T., U.C.L.A., and Oregon State University. Smith then devoted himself to correcting the fallacies of scientistic belief, focusing on foundational problems pertaining to quantum theory and visual perception by way of the traditional tripartite cosmology.