Thought as a System
Dr David Bohm was a respected physicist and was also interested in the nature of thought. This book is a transcription of a seminar held in Ojai, California in 1990.
This review concerns only one issue that he discussed, the issue of thought, but it is the one that is central to his ideas. In fact this is less a review than an attempt to highlight some of the concepts that Bohm identified. This reviewer is of the opinion that this is an important book and should be read by everyone who is searching for truth in this world. For some this may form an important part of their “homework”. Bohm’s key work in this field is “Wholeness and the Implicate Order”, which will be the subject of a later review in PS Magazine.
Bohm outlined the various problems that he saw as being present in the world and asked “What is the source of all this trouble?” .His answer was that – “I’m saying that the source [of the various problems] is basically in thought.”
Bohm noted the distinction between “thinking” and “thought” – thinking implies the present tense, and thought is the past participle.