The theoretical physicist David Bohm is most known for his work in quantum physics but he also deeply explored the nature of thought and intelligence. These explorations lead Bohm to propose that thought is at the source of humanity’s problems. Bohm called for sustained attention to the process of thought as the manner of addressing these problems at their source.
"We could say that practically all the problems of the human race are due to the fact that thought is not proprioceptive." – David Bohm
"If our troubles originate in a kind of 'ocean' of thought and language, in which we are submerged, but of which we are only dimly aware, it would seem reasonable to begin immediately to inquire into the actual function of our thought and language. To do this requires, of course, that we give this function our serious attention. We do give such attention to a vast range of things, including nature, technology, politics, economics, society, psychological problems, and so forth. Why should thought and language be the one field left to function automatically and mechanically, without serious attention, so that the resulting confusion vitiates most of what we try to do in all other fields?" – David Bohm
The David Bohm Society was founded in 2012 to inventory, preserve and promote David Bohm's work and to explore and realize his proposals. See our about us page for more information.
Updates to this site are ongoing and are listed on our blog and on Twitter (@BohmSociety). We also post on our Facebook page and on our YouTube channel. Last update to website was on: October 1, 2018.
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We also run two email lists for those who are seriously interested in Bohm's work. One list is about the activities of the society and Bohm's proposals and the other is about Bohm dialogue.
"It is proposed that a form of free dialogue may well be one of the most effective ways of investigating the crisis which faces society, and indeed the whole of human nature and consciousness today. Moreover, it may turn out that such a form of free exchange of ideas and information is of fundamental relevance for transforming culture and freeing it of destructive misinformation, so that creativity can be liberated." -- David Bohm
We have launched a new website dedicated to Bohm dialogue. Visit this site for a comprehensive introduction to the subject.
Dialogue Directory: A world wide directory of Bohm dialogue groups.
For Truth Try Dialogue: A short essay on dialogue by David Bohm.
Dialogue: A Proposal: One of the original introductory papers on dialogue by Bohm et. al.
The David Bohm Papers (Birkbeck College, University of London): This is the largest and main archive of David Bohm's work.