John W. Murphy

The anti-dualistic epistemological maneuver made by quantum theory has influenced most of my work, particularly my current projects related to community-based interventions in health.  The basic idea is that various knowledge bases are possible, including the local knowledge that individuals and communities use to guide their behavior and decisions about health.  Specifically important is that this local information, in the form of narratives, is especially significant in terms of developing pertinent and sustainable health projects.  

 

In this regard, Manolo Caro and I organized a volume, The World of Quantum Culture,where the various and diverse application of quantum theory are discussed, particularly the social relevance.  The goal of my community-based work is to promote local autonomy and long-term community development from the ground up.

 

Currently he is Professor at the Department of Sociology of the University of Miami, and the Director of the Graduate Program

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