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Volume 15: Pages 113-128, 2002
Beyond Consciousness to Cosmos—Beyond Relativity and Quantum Theory to Cosmic Theory
Henry H. Lindner
RR1 Box 381‐L, Falls, Pennsylvania 18615 U.S.A.
Albert Einstein was a subjectivistic mathematical idealist. His physics consisted of mathematical models of subjects' ideas—their sensations and measurements. Einstein's “objective reality” was intersubjective reality—the experiences about which various observers could agree. His “causes” were mental constructs created to systematize the observers' experiences. He modeled reality as it was experienced and thought, not as it was. He modeled consciousness, not the Cosmos. If we want to understand the Cosmos as it is, as a physical system from which we and our consciousness evolved, we must build upon a different philosophical foundation. We must create hypotheses and theories about what exists and how it interacts with our minds and our instruments. We must reach beyond consciousness to Cosmos, beyond Relativity and Quantum Theory to Cosmic theory.
Keywords: cosmism, Cosmos, epistemology, ether, idealism, light, logic, mass‐energy, mathematics, metaphysics, motion, objectivism, paradox, philosophy, photon, Quantum Electrodynamics, Quantum Mechanics, Quantum Theory, Relativity, space, space‐time, subjectivism, theory, time
Received: June 25, 2002; Published online: December 15, 2008