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On Progress in Physics and Subjectivity Theory

An Amateur's Meanderings as Inspiration for Actual Physicists Website

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    Tue Nov 07 2023

    "On Progress in Physics and Subjectivity Theory" is a fascinating book. There's plenty of science here, but the form of casual conversation makes it very engaging and easy to absorb. It's technically about the progress in physics, but, in my humble opinion, the principles described by the author can successfully be implemented in all disciplines and fields, scientific or not. Overall, a great read. I can highly recommend it to everyone!

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    Tue Apr 02 2024

    The author's main objective is to question the contemporary landscape of physics, while mixing the concept of Subjectivity theory. It is presented in a dialogue format that combines a touch of humor with profound philosophical inquiries, making for an engaging and thought-provoking read. One of the book's most compelling aspects is its guided thought process that leads to the introduction of Subjectivity theory. This theory, reminiscent of monistic idealism yet interwoven with modern quantum mechanics principles, showcases the author's adeptness at synthesizing complex ideas in an accessible manner. The dialogue style, while a significant strength in facilitating a clear exposition of these concepts, occasionally leads to a sense of disorganization, particularly in the book's third part, where the narrative thread becomes harder to follow. Despite these structural challenges, the book remains a delightful read, characterized by its fluid narrative and lighthearted tone. Le Vant's exp... Read more

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    Fri Mar 29 2024

    Finally, someone offers a lucid explanation for the perplexing state of affairs regarding our comprehension of physics and the sluggish pace, or lack thereof, in its advancements. Let's be crystal clear: this elucidation stems from a non-physicist perspective, ensuring that every concept is thoroughly expounded and contextualized within the realms of everyday life and society. Imagine this discourse as a dynamic exchange, weaving through questions, answers, acknowledging errors, and embellished with profound quotes from luminaries across ages. At times, we may veer off course, yet the narrative remains deeply engrossing, enlightening, and delightfully entertaining. The crux of our dialogue lies in the examination of fundamental concepts like matter, space, and time, fostering thought-provoking discussions and challenging reflections that envelop you in their intrigue. Many eminent physicists have dared to question the accuracy of our understanding of physics. Over the past fifty year... Read more

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    Wed Mar 20 2024

    Posted on Good Reads This book is addressed to physicists by a well-informed author (whoever N.Otre le Vant is) who is not a physicist. The author does not seem to be a philosopher either, which many physics will find positive. I am a physicist and welcome this enthusiastic amateur’s contribution. The message is that physics is stuck and needs a form a dynamic creative scepticism to get moving. This message is presented as dialogue between Alice and Bob. The stance of both is sceptical. Alice is sceptical about Bob’s claims and Bob is sceptical by method while generating many ideas. None of them are new in themselves but the dynamic generation and rejection is one of the main messages. In this it comes close to an informal exercise in Critical Rationalism (Popper is one of the few philosophers referenced) with a fair dose of Feyerabend’s “anything goes”. The fallibilist message that all theories are likely to be wrong is consistent with Popper’s philosophy. Although addressed to physi... Read more

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    Tue Mar 19 2024

    In "On Progress in Physics and Subjectivity Theory: An Amateur's Meanderings as Inspiration for Actual Physicists," N. Otre Le Vant embarks on a daring quest to redefine the boundaries of physics, blending audacious questioning with the clarity of thought reminiscent of the field's greatest minds. The book navigates the complex landscape of physical theory and subjective experience with the ease of a seasoned scholar, challenging deeply held assumptions and urging a reevaluation of the principles underpinning our understanding of the universe. Le Vant's approach democratizes the discourse, making sophisticated concepts accessible and engaging to a broad audience. This work is not merely an academic treatise but a call to intellectual arms, advocating for a paradigm shift in how we conceive the cosmos. By intertwining the quest for simplicity and unification in physics with the uncharted waters of subjective experience, Le Vant offers a novel pathway to understanding reality. "On Progr... Read more

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    Wed Mar 13 2024

    I think it's great that a non-physicist tackles this topic, it gives a different perspective than one is used to in science books. I think it's summed up well in one of the footnotes, 'This illustrates that seemingly abstract concepts might actually fall within the realm of testable science, provided we think deeply enough to devise respective experiments.' I also found it interesting that what most people would consider basic beliefs like infinity and gravity were challenged; and how the basis of those ideas influences many other things. I enjoyed the illustrations sprinkled throughout, and found all the physicists biographical diagrams interesting. Lastly, if, like the author states at the end of the book "it is to get the reader's thinking going and you would consider yourself a happy man" then you can consider yourself a happy man. Because this average joe never imagined I would think about physics at this depth.