the articles on this website
I look at two problem areas of twentieth-century physics.
I present a new framework for understanding relativity and the wave-particle paradox. This framework results from my view is that reality is binary (or dual) in nature, and matches the binary nature of consciousness.
The ideas here are philosophy of science : there are no maths and only a tiny amount of elementary physics is needed relevant to the world of the atom.
Western thinkers have consistently mis-understood relative concepts. They have failed to understand the differences between the three terms : subjectivity, relativity, and objectivity.
When, as in simplistic thinking, a binary reality is reduced to a unitary reality, then a paradox is created. The most celebrated paradox in science is the wave-particle one. A paradox does not indicate a fault in reality, but a fault in the conceptual framework within which the paradox appears.
The articles on this website are in four sections.
The first three sections are compatible with a format of realism.
In the first section, I derive the true nature of relativity, using an analysis of perception and of signs to help me. I find that relativity always indicates the presence of a binary relationship.
The second section illustrates the binary nature of consciousness. I show how to solve some paradoxes in philosophy that were highlighted by the German thinker Immanuel Kant.
In the third section I combine these ideas to produce a new framework for atomic physics which explains the wave-particle paradox. Once the reason for the paradox is understood, the answer produces itself. The supposedly mysterious and non-causal nature of quantum reality is replaced by one where causality and change interact with each other in an intelligible way.
The fourth section presents a synthesis within the format of philosophical Idealism (the view that reality is a mental product). My understanding of philosophical Idealism is different from traditional expositions of it, since I incorporate my ideas on relativity and the subconscious mind.
See the article Notes on Emotion and Abreaction for background information on emotions and the process of abreaction (and its dialectical nature).
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