Societal Ramifications of the New Scientific Conception of Human Beings

  • Henry P. Stapp
Part of the The Frontiers Collection book series (FRONTCOLL)


A major revolution occurred in science during the twentieth century. This change leads to a profound transformation of the scientific conception of human beings. Whereas the former conception of man undermines rational moral philosophy, the new one can buttress it.


Quantum Theory Physical World Moral Philosophy Classical Physic Profound Transformation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Henry P. Stapp
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  1. 1.Lawrence Berkeley LaboratoryBerkeleyUSA

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