(December 20, 1917, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania – October 27, 1992, London) was an American-born quantum physicist who made significant contributions in the fields of theoretical physics, philosophy and neuropsychology, and to the Manhattan Project.
Bridging science, philosophy, and cognition
Bohm’s scientific and philosophical views seemed inseparable. In 1959, his wife Saral recommended to him a book she had seen in the library by the world-renown speaker on life subjects, Jiddu Krishnamurti. Bohm found himself impressed by the way his own ideas on quantum mechanics meshed with the seemingly-philosophical ideas of Krishnamurti. Bohm’s approach to philosophy and physics receive expression in his 1980 book Wholeness and the Implicate Order, and in his 1987 book Science, Order and Creativity. Bohm and Krishnamurti went on to become close friends for over 25 years, with a deep mutual interest in philosophical subjects and the state of humanity.
Dr. Terrence Webster-Doyle’s work was greatly influenced by Bohm’s insights into conditioned thinking. His books Thought as a System, as well as On Dialogue helped create the basis for Webster-Doyle’s BioCognetic Peace Education series understanding how thought can falsely define one’s perception of reality, and therefore can create conflict, within one’s self and hence outwardly in society. Atrium Society