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Books about David Bohm listed in chronological order:

Quantum Implications: Essays in Honour of David Bohm (1991)

David Bohm is one of the foremost scientific thinkers of today and one of the most distinguished scientists of his generation. His challenge to the conventional understanding of quantum theory has led scientists to reexamine what it is they are going and his ideas have been an inspiration across a wide range of disciplines. Quantum Implications is a collection of original contributions by many of the world’ s leading scholars and is dedicated to David Bohm, his work and the issues raised by his ideas.

The contributors range across physics, philosophy, biology, art, psychology, and include some of the most distinguished scientists of the day. There is an excellent introduction by the editors, putting Bohm’s work in context and setting right some of the misconceptions that have persisted about the work of David Bohm.

Held at the David Bohm Society Archive: Yes.


Infinite Potential (1997)

Infinite Potential is the first biography of David Bohm—brilliant physicist, explorer of consciousness, student of Oppenheimer, friend to Einstein, and enemy of the House Committee on Un-American Activities. Although he battled bouts of crippling depression, Bohm proved to be one of the twentieth century’s most original thinkers, influencing the fields of physics, philosophy, psychology, language, and education. In this compelling narrative, David Peat explains Bohm’s life and landmark scientific work, including his famous ”hidden variables” causal interpretation of quantum mechanics, which created a storm of controversy, yet may well be the only theory that describes the true nature of reality.

Held at the David Bohm Society Archive: Yes.


Physics and the Ultimate Significance of Time: Bohm, Prigogine, and Process Philosophy (2003)

David Ray Griffin (the author) is a retired American professor of philosophy of religion and theology. Along with John B. Cobb, Jr., he founded the Center for Process Studies in 1973, a research center of Claremont School of Theology which seeks to promote the common good by means of the relational approach found in process thought. This book looks at the subjects of time as it relates to science and theology.

Held at the David Bohm Society Archive: Yes.


David Bohm’s World: New Physics and New Religion (2007)

David Bohm is a physicist with a broad range of other interests including religion, philosophy, education, art, and linguistics. This book surveys Bohm’s physical theories including the quantum potential theory and the implicate order or holomovement theory.

Held at the David Bohm Society Archive: No.


Bridging Science and Spirit: Common Elements in David Bohm’s Physics, the Perennial Philosophy and Seth (2011)

For centuries, humankind has tried to navigate between scientific and spiritual conceptions of reality often without much success. In the resultant confusion scientists, philosophers and theologians have pondered and argued; yet the separation remains. Norman Friedman correlates the quantum physics of David Bohm with the Perennial Philosophy described by Aldous Huxley and the spiritual insights of the channeled entity known as Seth to show how a single reality emerges from seemingly contradictory perspectives; a brilliant synthesis.

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Held at the David Bohm Society Archive: Yes.


Insights into Immensity: Krishnamurti and David Bohm in dialogue 1961-1986 (2015)

Insights into Immensity is a magical tour to a world beyond. Our guides are two men who shared a passion to solve the mystery of existence. Jiddu Krishnamurti and David Bohm discussed fundamental issues of human life for almost 25 years, from 1961 to 1986. Their radical view of us as human beings was that we live in two worlds: our own and the actual. Mostly we live in the world of images and concepts and not with facts.Insights into Immensity is a summary of 52 dialogues that Krishnamurti and David Bohm had between 1965 and 1983. It shows what is wrong with the human mind and how to change it. The solution is simple but not easy: we must free our minds from the tyranny of thought.Jiddu Krishnamurti (1895-1986) is regarded as one of the greatest thinkers and religious teachers of our time. He spoke throughout the world to large audiences about the need for a radical change in mankind. His books have been published in over 50 languages. David Bohm (1917-1992) has been described as one of the most significant theoretical physicists of the past century. In his books and seminars, he expressed revolutionary thoughts about thinking and its meaning. Bohm was a Professor of Theoretical Physics at Birkbeck College, University of London. Heikki Peltola is a Finnish writer, whose interest to Krishnamurti and Bohm started in 1977 and remains strong. This book is a translation of his Finnish book published in 2015.

Note: We do not endorse this book. We only list it for completeness.

Held at the David Bohm Society Archive: Yes.


An Uncommon Collaboration: David Bohm and J. Krishnamurti (2017)

For more than two decades, renowned theoretical physicist David Bohm engaged in a close collaboration with psychological philosopher J. Krishnamurti. The two men participated together in 144 recorded dialogues and many unrecorded conversations, and the transcripts of their discussions appear in several published volumes. Their mutual interests encompassed the whole of human consciousness, its nature and structure, and the sources of illusion and conflict in the individual and in society. An Uncommon Collaboration: David Bohm and J. Krishnamurti describes the course of their relationship from beginning to end, including the substance of their dialogues as well as the uneven quality of their personal interactions. Author David Edmund Moody worked with both men for more than a decade, and his observations of them inform and supplement his description of their relationship.

Held at the David Bohm Society Archive: Yes.


David Bohm: Causality and Chance, Letters to Three Women (2017)

The letters transcribed in this book were written by physicist David Bohm to three close female acquaintances in the period 1950 to 1956. They provide a background to his causal interpretation of quantum mechanics and the Marxist philosophy that inspired his scientific work in quantum theory, probability and statistical mechanics. In his letters, Bohm reveals the ideas that led to his ground breaking book Causality and Chance in Modern Physics. The political arguments as well as the acute personal problems contained in these letters help to give a rounded, human picture of this leading scientist and twentieth century thinker.

Held at the David Bohm Society Archive: Yes.


David Bohm: A Life Dedicated to Understanding the Quantum World (2019)

This authoritative biography addresses the life and work of the quantum physicist David Bohm. Although quantum physics is considered the soundest physical theory, its strange and paradoxical features have challenged – and continue to challenge – even the brightest thinkers. David Bohm dedicated his entire life to enhancing our understanding of quantum mysteries, in particular quantum nonlocality. His work took place at the height of the cultural/political upheaval in the 1950’s, which led him to become the most notable American scientist to seek exile in the last century. The story of his life is as fascinating as his ideas on the quantum world are appealing.

Held at the David Bohm Society Archive: Yes.


Emergent Quantum Mechanics: David Bohm Centennial Perspectives (2019)

Emergent quantum mechanics explores the possibility of an ontology for quantum mechanics. The resurgence of interest in “deeper-level” theories for quantum phenomena challenges the standard, textbook interpretation. The book presents expert views that critically evaluate the significance–for 21st century physics–of ontological quantum mechanics, an approach that David Bohm helped pioneer. The possibility of a deterministic quantum theory was first introduced with the original de Broglie-Bohm theory, which has also been developed as Bohmian mechanics. The wide range of perspectives that were contributed to this book on the occasion of David Bohm’s centennial celebration provide ample evidence for the physical consistency of ontological quantum mechanics. The book addresses deeper-level questions such as the following: Is reality intrinsically random or fundamentally interconnected? Is the universe local or nonlocal? Might a radically new conception of reality include a form of quantum causality or quantum ontology? What is the role of the experimenter agent? As the book demonstrates, the advancement of ‘quantum ontology’–as a scientific concept–marks a clear break with classical reality. The search for quantum reality entails unconventional causal structures and non-classical ontology, which can be fully consistent with the known record of quantum observations in the laboratory.

Held at the David Bohm Society Archive: No.


Whole and One: Seeing and being the World (2020)

Whole and One invites you to see and be the world. The book is inspired by the radical insights of physicist David Bohm. He suggested that thinking prevents us from seeing the world as it is. The world is whole and one but we human beings are not. The world is one unbroken movement. As individuals, we are different but not separate. There are two serious errors in our ego-system: the idea of a self separate from thinking and the concept of time as a means to solve our mental problems. To see the world correctly means that we are the world. We can solve the world crisis if we find the root cause of them and eliminate it. The good news is: we have the tools to do it. The bad news is: we don’t use them. We need a thought sense and a new agenda. When we see the world directly, we are one with the whole. Heikki Peltola is a Finnish writer, whose mission and passion is to find out what is true, right and possible. To see that is our chance to change the future of humanity.

Held at the David Bohm Society Archive: Yes.