Planetary motion as an example of an interdisciplinary experience.



One might ask, for example, how the movements of the planets can be considered as anything but a physical phenomenon. Can one explain the difference between the Ptolemaic and Copernican concept of such motion on purely physical grounds? Experience of planetary motion is as much a biological psychologlcal, sociological, and economic phenomenon as it is physical. An experience always involves an observer as well as the observed and this interaction is a legitimate area of inquiry to any discipline. (GST ll8)



This page was last updated on July 24, 1996, by Dr. Umpleby.