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Mindwalk The Mindwalk is a movie about a conversation between Jack Sonia and Thomas It takes place in one of Mont-Saint Michels church tower in France Jack Edwards played by Sam Waterson is a politician who had just lost a presidential campaign in the United States and is facing a senate re-election Sonia Hoffman played by Liv Ullman is a scientist and a former physicist Thomas Harriman who is played by John Heard is a poet who is a friend of Jack The three have long discussions about the nature of perception and reality One of the topics discussed is the crisis of perception The crisis of perception is the way people view something People see many different problems occurring but as a separate issue Crisis of perception is seeing these problems as a different branch of one single crisis The root causes of this crisis of perception lies in ones habit of seeing and experiencing oneself and the world as being established of separately existing fragments Another topic discussed is of the politics of the impossible The issue with the politics of the impossible wasnt too clear I think that the movie was showing us that politics dont work Not many people do not vote because they dont really believe in politics In their discussion it was said that only 50 percent of the American people actually voted in this election An important issue discussed in this film is between holistic vs mechanistic thinking Holistic thinking is recognizing the interconnectedness of the universe as opposed to mechanistic thinking which is deconstructing the universe into pieces The philosopher and the scientist responsible for mechanistic thinking was Rene Descartes and Issac Newton This thinking is outdated because it gives a false impression of the current state of physics The notion that the world is a machine was greatly modified early in this century with the development of quantum mechanics No physicist today thinks that the
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