Recasting Reality

Wolfgang Pauli’s Philosophical Ideas and Contemporary Science

  • Harald Atmanspacher
  • Hans Primas

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. Harald Atmanspacher, Hans Primas
    Pages 1-10
  3. Peter beim Graben, Harald Atmanspacher
    Pages 99-113
  4. Max Velmans
    Pages 115-134
  5. Harald Atmanspacher, Thomas Filk, Hartmann Römer
    Pages 135-150
  6. Hans Primas
    Pages 171-209
  7. Françcois Martin, Giuliana Galli Carminati
    Pages 227-243
  8. Michael öllinger, Günther Knoblich
    Pages 275-300
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 331-340

About this book


Wolfgang Pauli was not only one of the most influential physicists of the 20th century: His huge correspondence and unpublished manuscripts also demonstrate his deep interest in questions beyond physics.

This volume explores the relevance of Pauli's visionary ideas with respect to several topics in science and philosophy that are if great contemporary interest: the role of symmetries in theoretical science; dual-aspect approaches to the mind-brain problem; the tension between psychological and physical time; the nature of creative activity and the origin of mathematical insight; and adaptive mutations and epigenetics in biology. Today we are in a position to appreciate how relevant Pauli's work and speculations have turned out to be. This book, authored by a team of internationally renowned experts, provides material and suggests directions for future studies of a variety of deep-seated and open problems, in particular concerning the relation between mind and matter.


Dual-aspect approaches Epigenetics Insight Mutations Problem solving Problem-solving Time biology cognitive science mathematics mechanics quantum mechanics science symmetric relation the origin

Editors and affiliations

  • Harald Atmanspacher
    • 1
  • Hans Primas
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut für Grenzgebiete der Psychologie und Psychohygiene e. V. Abt. Theorie und Datenanalyse Wilhelmstr. 3aGermany
  2. 2.Switzerland

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