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Untying the Gordian Knot: Process, Reality, and Context

Timothy E. Eastman
Publication Date: December, 2020

In Untying the Gordian Knot: Process, Reality, and Context, Timothy E. Eastman proposes a new creative synthesis, the Logoi framework—which is radically inclusive and incorporates both actuality and potentiality—to show how the fundamental notions of process, logic, and relations, woven with triads of input-output-context and quantum logical distinctions, can resolve a baker’s dozen of age-old philosophic problems.

Further, Eastman leverages a century of advances in quantum physics and the Relational Realism interpretation pioneered by Michael Epperson and Elias Zafiris and augmented by the independent research of Ruth Kastner and Hans Primas to resolve long-standing issues in understanding quantum physics.

Adding to this, Eastman makes use of advances in information and complex systems, semiotics, and process philosophy to show how multiple levels of context, combined with relations—including potential relations—both local and local-global, can provide a grounding for causation, emergence, and physical law.

Finally, the Logoi framework goes beyond standard ways of knowing—that of context independence (science) and context focus (arts, humanities)—to demonstrate the inevitable role of ultimate context (meaning, spiritual dimension) as part of a transformative ecological vision, which is urgently needed in these times of human and environmental crises.

5 thoughts on “Untying the Gordian Knot

    1. Dear Tim

      Many congratulations on your new book. I find it especially useful as a reference text for its so comprehensive. The reading group is quite a concentrated experience with many useful contributors although I’d like to hear more of your own results.

      Looking forward very much to your treatment of category theory.

    2. i wass interested iin getting in touch with tim eastman becsuse i came across his book, and his papers on academia (with bettinger of jhu and others on integral biology, process physics etc) and because i live near silver spting, md.his

      i am currrntly oll and in hospital with an autoimmune diisease CIPD but was interested in someone local interested in same areas.
      i went to brown u and studied theoretucal bioligy anf some philosophy of physics so whithead is a wrll known pioner, and the trafition continues as process physics, even if its peripheral to alot of science. (but similar ideas ocur in mainstream.

      anyway if TE is avsilable for corespondance id be interrested.
      as noted im ill so communicstion at times is difficu!t.

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