By Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka, Attila Grandpierre
This quantity represents the 1st which interfaces with astronomy because the fulcrum of the sciences. It offers complete expression to the human ardour for the skies. Advancing human civilization has spread out and matured this ardour into the excellent technological know-how of astronomy. Advancing science’s quest for the 1st rules of life meets the ontopoietic generative emblems of lifestyles, the point of interest of the recent Enlightenment. It offers a variety of views illustrating how the interaction among humans and the celestial realm has expert civilizational tendencies. students and philosophers debate in physics and biology, the findings of that are starting a extra inclusive, wider photograph of the universe. the several types of the common order and of lifestyles right here offered, all aiming on the first rules of existence―accord with the phenomenology/ontopoiesis of lifestyles in the logos-prompted primogenital circulation of turning into and motion, which issues to a way forward for progressing tradition
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There’s a vast difference: While the least action principle prescribes the least action trajectory, the greatest action principle would prescribe the greatest action trajectory. Actually, the greatest action principle does not act on the physical level, since it acts continuously on the input conditions of physical laws; its target is the end state; it corresponds to the selection of the biologically optimal end state. For example, while the stone dropped from the top of the Pisa tower A falls down vertically to point A’, the living bird dropped from the Pisa tower A selects the endpoint B, which corresponds to the bird’s finding a trajectory that spares it from being dashed to pieces when it hits the ground, which is what the physical laws unaided predict it will do.
Happiness is measurable unequivocally. , 2011d). Happiness is not a momentary term, but has a long timescale, and, ultimately, refers to the life-long timescale. Definitely, the greatest happiness can be achieved through maintaining the largest distance from the thermodynamic equilibrium (death). Therefore, the physical aspect of the biological principle is the principle of greatest action, expressing the physical aspect of biological behavior, which means, somewhat simplifying, to maintain as much biologically useful energy above the level of equilibrium as long as possible.
On the nature of things-in-themselves. In Lectures and essays, 2nd ed. P. 1942. The principle of least action in quantum mechanics. PhD thesis, Princeton University, Princeton. Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, vol. 12-03, page: 0320. P. 1994. The character of physical law. , Chapter 4, 97–100 Grandpierre, A. 1997. The physics of collective consciousness. World Futures 48: 23–56. E. 2000. Collective fields of consciousness in the golden age. World futures. The Journal of General Evolution 55: 357–379.
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