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The Yin-Yang Concept in the Light of the Contemporary Field Theory

Abstract: This paper explores some western receptions of the Chinese concepts yin and yang and their philosophical reflection as primordial symbolic system. The assumption of the underlying homology in the Universe as a whole suggests that there are related orders of events, which are connected in a non-local, a-causal manner. Jung calls the Taoist approach the 'synchronistic way' - Yijing (the cosmological Book of Changes) involves the study and classification of events wherein meaningful interdependence transcends space, time and causality as a determining factor. Very close to the model of The Great Ultimate, representative for the yin - yang relationship, virtual particles in atomic physics correspond with one another in some basic aspect, even in some cases their identities are contained one within the other.

Key words: Eastern philosophy, modern science, synchrony, yin, yang, Dao, taiji.

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