Mathematics and the Physical UniversewithEdward R. Close

Books Mentioned In This Interview

Edward R. Close, PhD, is author of Transcendental Physics. He is coauthor (with Vernon Neppe) of Reality Begins with Consciousness: A Paradigm Shift That Works. He is also author of a lengthy chapter titled “The Mathematical Unification of Time, Space, Matter, Energy, and Consciousness” in Is Consciousness Primary? edited by Gary Schwartz and Marjorie Woollacott.

Here he points out that most mathematicians regard regard the findings of mathematics to be ontologically real. Some would go further and say that the physical universe is fundamentally mathematical. Edward Close focuses on the fact that, because physical reality is quantized, mathematical equations that have integer solutions (known as Diophantine equations) are particularly important. He goes into detail regarding his application of Fermat’s Last Theorem toward the mathematical unification of the physical universe and consciousness.

New Thinking Allowed host, Jeffrey Mishlove, PhD, hosted and co-produced the original Thinking Allowed public television series. He is a past vice-president of the Association for Humanistic Psychology; and is the recipient of the Pathfinder Award from that Association for his contributions to the field of human consciousness exploration.

(Recorded on September 20, 2019)

Published on October 7, 2019


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