David Bohm (1917-1992)

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

About the David Bohm Society

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.

About David Bohm

An Introduction to David Bohm

A Timeline of David Bohm's Life

Books and Articles by David Bohm

Books by David Bohm

Articles and Essays by David Bohm

Interviews with David Bohm

Correspondences with David Bohm

David Bohm Multimedia

Videos of David Bohm

Audio of David Bohm

Pictures of David Bohm

New: David Bohm Society YouTube channel

David Bohm's Work in the Sciences and Philosophy

David Bohm's Scientific Papers and Journal Articles

An Ontological Interpretation of Quantum Theory

The Implicate Order

David Bohm's Holoflux, Holomovement, and Holographic Paradigm

The Aharonov-Bohm Effect

A Discussion on the Foundations of Modern Physics

David Bohm's Work in Understanding and Addressing the Source of Humanity's Problems

Science, Spirituality, and the Present World Crisis

David Bohm on Proprioception of Thought

The Together First Project

David Bohm on Education

David Bohm on Education

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 and Jiddu Krishnamurti Relationship

An Introduction to Jiddu Krishnamurti by David Bohm

The Significance of the Bohm-Krishnamurti Relationship

Bohm-Krishnamurti Timeline

About Jiddu Krishnamurti

People and Subjects Who David Bohm Studied or was Influenced By

A list of David Bohm's Influences

David Bohm and Art

David Bohm and Art

David Bohm Quotes

David Bohm Quotes

Secondary Sources and Links

Books, Articles, Multimedia and Websites Pertaining to David Bohm

Chris Dewdney

Basil Hiley

Paavo Pylkkänen

Archives of David Bohm's Work

The David Bohm Papers (Birkbeck College, University of London): This is the largest and main archive of David Bohm's work.

Niels Bohr Library and Archives: Including online oral history transcripts. See these search results for David Bohm.

Einstein Archives Online

Niels Bohr Archive

Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library

Columbia Center for Oral History

David Bohm Society Archives