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Quantum Physics and Consciousness: A (Strong) Defense of Panpsychism.pdf

Mind, Matter and Quantum Mechanics pp Cite as. Classical physics has no natural place for consciousness. According to the classical precepts, the sole ingredients of the physical universe are particles and local fields, and every physical system is completely described by specifying the dispositions in space and time of these two kinds of localizable parts. The system is logically complete in the sense that it does not logically require, for its description of nature, any things beyond the dispositions of the particles and local fields.

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Quantum Physics Meets the Philosophy of Mind

This article examines the relevance of quantum mechanics QM to the free will debate. First, it outlines how QM involves three features potentially of relevance to free will, namely indeterminism, nonlocality, and what may be called observer-participation. Second, it looks at interpretations of QM that might be seen as restoring determinism to physics, namely the many-worlds interpretation and the Bohm interpretation. Third, it considers some objections that have been raised to the notion that QM is relevant to free will. It concludes with some of the author's own thoughts.

Mind, Matter and Quantum Mechanics pp Cite as. Classical physics has no natural place for consciousness. According to the classical precepts, the sole ingredients of the physical universe are particles and local fields, and every physical system is completely described by specifying the dispositions in space and time of these two kinds of localizable parts. The system is logically complete in the sense that it does not logically require, for its description of nature, any things beyond the dispositions of the particles and local fields. Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF. Skip to main content.

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Scientists and philosophers are focusing more intensely than ever on the nature of our human experience, resulting in a newly coalescing field of Consciousness Studies that has become a worldwide and highly interdisciplinary phenomenon. Toward a Science of Consciousness marks the first major gathering—a landmark event—devoted entirely to unlocking the mysteries of consciousness. It explores the whole spectrum of approaches from philosophy of mind and dream research, to neuropsychology, pharmacology, and molecular dynamics, to neural networks, phenomenological accounts, and even the physics of reality. The aim is to lay a sound scientific foundation for future research while also reaching consensus on many scattered areas of inquiry.

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Consciousness Researchers tell us that we are an energy that shifts, changes and travels unbound by time and space. Quantum Scientists tell us that we are energy, consisting of subatomic particles andthat the entire universe is our home. Both are right, we are Quantum Consciousness.

E-mail: maldonadocarlos unbosque. Probably the crux of quantum science is the relationship between consciousness and reality. The name for that relation is varied, and points out to a most fundamental problem, namely the possibility to overcome dualism. In science and philosophy at large, determinism and reductionism have already been tackled, if not superseded.

How is mind related to matter? This ancient question in philosophy is rapidly becoming a core problem in science, perhaps the most important of all because it probes the essential nature of man himself. The origin of the problem is a conflict between the mechanical conception of human beings that arises from the precepts of classical physical theory and the very different idea that arises from our intuition: the former reduces each of us to an automaton, while the latter allows our thoughts to guide our actions. The dominant contemporary approaches to the problem attempt to resolve this conflict by clinging to the classical concepts, and trying to explain away our misleading intuition.

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