Quantum Anthropology

Man, Cultures, and Groups in a Quantum Perspective

Radek Trnka and Radmila Lorencová

Quantum Anthropology

Radek Trnka and Radmila Lorencová

Distributed for Karolinum Press, Charles University

191 pages | 8 halftones, 7 line drawings | 5 x 8
Paper $20.00 ISBN: 9788024634708 Published November 2017 Not for sale in the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic
Quantum Anthropology offers a fresh look at humans, cultures, and societies that builds on advances in the fields of quantum mechanics, quantum philosophy, and quantum consciousness. Radek Trnka and Radmila Lorencová have developed an inspiring theoretical framework that transcends the boundaries of individual disciplines, and in this book they draw on philosophy, psychology, sociology, and consciousness studies to redefine contemporary sociocultural anthropological theory. Quantum anthropology, they argue, is a promising new perspective for the study of humanity that takes into account the quantum nature of our reality. This meta-ontology offers novel pathways for exploring the basic categories of our species’ being.
Contents
Acknowledgements
1. Introduction: Why Quantum Anthropology?
2. Empirical and Nonempirical Reality
3. Appearance, Frames, Intra-Acting Agencies, and Observer Effect
4. Emergency of Man and Culture
5. Fields, Groups, Cultures, and Social Complexity
6. Man as Embodiment
7. Collective Consciousness and Collective Unconscious in Anthropology
8. Life Trajectories of Man, Cultures and Societies
9. Death and Final Collapse of Cultures and Societies
10. Language, Collapse of Wave Function, and Deconstruction
11. Myth and Entanglement
12. Ritual, Observer Effect, and Collective Consciousness
13. Conclusions and Future Directions
 
Glossary
References
Index
 
Review Quotes
Keith Hart, London School of Economics and Political Science
“I have often pointed out that quantum, the biggest breakthrough in scientific thinking and practice of our era, was ignored by twentieth-century social science, including anthropology. . . . This latest collection on quantum anthropology does look interesting.”
František Vrhel, Charles University, Prague
“The present work may be considered groundbreaking, with all strengths as well as inconsistencies.”
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