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Quantum Anthropology

Man, Cultures, and Groups in a Quantum Perspective

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.

191 pages | 8 halftones, 7 line drawings | 5 x 8

Anthropology: Cultural and Social Anthropology


"The traditional scientific worldview based on Newton's legacy is challenged by the problem of how to understand the quantum basis of our reality. Quantum Anthropology ambitiously offers an anthropological perspective on this issue, attempting to apply one of the most influential paradigms of scientific knowledge to the study of humankind."

Ivan Murin, Matej Bel University | Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute

“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.”

Keith Hart, London School of Economics and Political Science

“The present work may be considered groundbreaking, with all strengths as well as inconsistencies.”

František Vrhel, Charles University, Prague

Table of Contents

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

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