David A. Grandy's book moves from the scientific to the existential, from Einstein to Merleau-Ponty, from light as a phenomenon to light as that which is constitutive of reality. To measure the speed of light is to measure something about the way we are measured or blended into the cosmos, and that universal blending predetermines our measurement of light speed in favour of a universal or constant value. It's quite a trip, one aimed at scientists who have pondered light speed constancy, philosophers inclined to question the idea that mind and world are distinct, and scientifically or philosophically inclined persons who enjoy stretching themselves in new ways.
Additional Product Features Dewey Edition. Introduction; 1. Space, Time, and Light Speed Constancy; 2. Special Relativity; 3. Horizontal Light; 4. Experiential Light; 5. Relational Light; 6. Internal Relations; 7.
Light in a Vacuum; 8. Ambient Light; 9. Pre-reflective Experience; Body, World, and Light; Existential LightNotes; Bibliography ; Index. Grandy introduces a trans-scientific understanding of light as a deep ordering principle within the universe. Trenn, University of Toronto.
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Open Borders Inc. Apr 24, Jeremy rated it it was amazing Shelves: creative-non-fiction. Looking skyward, I cannot see to the end of things, and this is because there is no point at which the world's physiology, so to speak, departs from my own. I don't think I've ever "The true significance of relativity theory and quantum theory, I believe, is that there is no outside I don't think I've ever read a book that so successfully conflates the exhilaration of scientific understanding with the meditative quality of philosophical reflection; although there's nary a hint of religion in the book, reading it, for me, approached something akin to the spiritual.
Jul 24, Karl Nehring rated it really liked it Shelves: philosophy , science , religion. I probably would have given this book five stars had the last chapter not proven to be a bit, uh, nebulous, trying to bring Christian theology into the account. It seemed a bit awkward and forced. That aside, though, this really is a stimulating book.
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Jan 12, Lisa marked it as to-read. He talked about the parallel between physical light and the comparisons made between light and intelligence made in the Doctrine and Covenants. Can't wait to check it out. View all 4 comments. Aug 08, Dustin rated it really liked it. I would recommend this to any student of the Doctrine and Covenants.
What is said about light in a practical and philosophical sense adds so much to that discussion and brings it into focus. Very well done.
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Sep 26, Patrick rated it it was amazing. Reality is stranger than anything you can imagine. Light, massless, unobservable until it hits you, constant light speed as observed from any reference, has just begun to shape the meaning of everything and now is among the most basic of philosophical axioms.
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