Mathematics and physics need to be imaginatively re-envisioned by taking our deepest intuitions into account. Physicists focus on “lifeless nature” and hence exclude from their descriptions all characteristics of “nature alive” such as feeling, creativity, purpose, and value. By contrast, in these sessions we challenge the separation and turn the opposition between physics and intuition into a fruitful contrast.
“The Photon and Its Discontents”
By Robert J. Valenza
“Actualization of Potential”
By Peter Fimmel, Rob Valenza, Gary Herstein, and Hank Keeton
Ronny Desmet, “Whitehead’s Revolt against the Bifurcation of Nature.” AccompanyingPowerPoint slides for presentation.
Timothy E. Eastman, Intuition in Mathematics and Physics Summary.
Links to Section-related books and media for pre-conference preparation include: