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  1. The Physics of Consciousness.Evan Harris Walker - 2000 - Perseus.
    Through a presentation of factual findings, this fascinating scientific study explores how quantum physics ties into the meaning of life and the phenomenon of consciousness. Reprint.
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  • The End of Time: The Next Revolution in Physics.Julian Barbour - 1999 - Weidenfeld & Nicholson.
    In a revolutionary new book, a theoretical physicist attacks the foundations of modern scientific theory, including the notion of time, as he shares evidence of ...
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  • Diese Verdammte Quantenspringerei.Anthony Sudbery - 2002 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 33 (3):387-411.
    It is argued that the conventional formulation of quantum mechanics is inadequate: the usual interpretation of the mathematical formalism in terms of the results of measurements cannot be applied to situations in which discontinuous transitions (''quantum jumps'') are observed as they happen, since nothing that can be called a measurement happens at the moment of observation. Attempts to force such observations into the standard mould lead to absurd results: ''a watched pot never boils''. Experiments show both that this result is (...)
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  • The Direction of Time.Henryk Mehlberg, Hans Reichenbach & Maria Reichenbach - 1956 - Philosophical Review 71 (1):99.
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  • The Direction of Time.HANS REICHENBACH - 1956 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 19 (3):402-405.
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  • Mind, Brain and the Quantum.Michael Lockwood & Roger Penrose - 1990 - Philosophical Quarterly 40 (161):509-514.
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  • Facing Up to the Problem of Consciousness.David Chalmers - 2003 - In John Heil (ed.), Philosophy of Mind: A Guide and Anthology. Oxford University Press.
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  • The Role of Quantum Physics in the Theory of Subjective Consciousness.Chris Clarke - 2007 - Mind and Matter 5 (1):45-81.
    I argue that a dual-aspect theory of consciousness, associated with a particular class of quantum states, can provide a consistent account of consciousness. I illustrate this with the use of coherent states as this class. The proposal meets Chalmers 'requirements of allowing a structural correspondence between consciousness and its physical correlate. It provides a means for consciousness to have an effect on the world in a way that supplements and completes conventional physics, rather than interfering with it. I draw on (...)
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  • Quantum Interactive Dualism - an Alternative to Materialism.Henry P. Stapp - 2005 - Journal of Consciousness Studies 12 (11):43-58.
    _René Descartes proposed an interactive dualism that posits an interaction between the_ _mind of a human being and some of the matter located in his or her brain. Isaac Newton_ _subsequently formulated a physical theory based exclusively on the material/physical_ _part of Descartes’ ontology. Newton’s theory enforced the principle of the causal closure_ _of the physical, and the classical physics that grew out of it enforces this same principle._ _This classical theory purports to give, in principle, a complete deterministic account (...)
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  • Mindless Sensationalism: A Quantum Framework for Consciousness.Don Page - 2003 - In Quentin Smith & Aleksandar Jokic (eds.), Consciousness: New Philosophical Perspectives. Oxford University Press. pp. 468.
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  • Facing Up to the Problem of Consciousness.David J. Chalmers - 1995 - Journal of Consciousness Studies 2 (3):200-19.
    To make progress on the problem of consciousness, we have to confront it directly. In this paper, I first isolate the truly hard part of the problem, separating it from more tractable parts and giving an account of why it is so difficult to explain. I critique some recent work that uses reductive methods to address consciousness, and argue that such methods inevitably fail to come to grips with the hardest part of the problem. Once this failure is recognized, the (...)
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  • A Mathematical Characterization of the Physical Structure of Observers.Matthew J. Donald - 1995 - Foundations of Physics 25 (4):529-571.
    It is proposed that the physical structure of an observer in quantum mechanics is constituted by a pattern of elementary localized switching events. A key preliminary step in giving mathematical expression to this proposal is the introduction of an equivalence relation on sequences of spacetime sets which relates a sequence to any other sequence to which it can be deformed without change of causal arrangement. This allows an individual observer to be associated with a finite structure. The identification of suitable (...)
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  • Mind, Brain, and the Quantum.Michael Lockwood - 1989 - Oxford University Press.
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  • On the Interpretation of Measurement in Quantum Theory.H. D. Zeh - 1970 - Foundations of Physics 1 (1):69-76.
    It is demonstrated that neither the arguments leading to inconsistencies in the description of quantum-mechanical measurement nor those “explaining” the process of measurement by means of thermodynamical statistics are valid. Instead, it is argued that the probability interpretation is compatible with an objective interpretation of the wave function.
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  • Panpsychism in the West.David Skrbina - 2005 - MIT Press.
    Skrbina argues that panpsychism is long overdue for detailed treatment, and with this book he proposes to add impetus to the discussion of panpsychism in...
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  • For Love of Matter: A Contemporary Panpsychism.Freya Mathews - 2005 - Environmental Values 14 (4):523-524.
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  • Understanding Consciousness.Max Velmans - 2000 - London: Routledge.
    The mysteries of consciousness have gripped the human imagination for over 2,500 years. At the dawn of the new millennium, Understanding Consciousness provides new solutions to some of the deepest puzzles surrounding its nature and function. Drawing on recent scientific discoveries, Max Velmans challenges conventional reductionist thought, providing an understanding of how consciousness relates to the brain and physical world that is neither dualist, nor reductionist. Understanding Consciousness will be of great interest to psychologists, philosophers, neuroscientists and other professionals concerned (...)
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  • For Love of Matter: A Contemporary Panpsychism.Freya Mathews - 2003 - State University of New York Press.
    A bold and original work in ecocosmology and metaphysics.
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  • The Ecological Self.Freya Mathews - 1992 - Environmental Values 1 (4):365-365.
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  • The Unconscious as Infinite Sets: An Essay in Bi-Logic.Ignacio Matte Blanco - 1998 - Karnac Books.
    A systematic effort to rethink Freud's theory of the unconscious, aiming to separate out the different forms of unconsciousness.
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  • ”Relative State' Formulation of Quantum Mechanics.Hugh Everett - 1957 - Reviews of Modern Physics 29:454--462.
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  • The Role of Quantum Physics in the Theory of Subjective Consciousness.Christopher J. S. Clarke - 2007 - Mind and Matter 5 (1):45-81.
    I argue that a dual-aspect theory of consciousness, associated with a particular class of quantum states, can provide a consistent account of consciousness. I illustrate this with the use of coherent states as this class. The proposal meets Chalmers 'requirements of allowing a structural correspondence between consciousness and its physical correlate. It provides a means for consciousness to have an effect on the world (it is not an epiphenomenon, and can thus be selected by evolution) in a way that supplements (...)
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  • Looking for Spinoza Joy, Sorrow, and the Feeling Brain.Antonio R. Damasio - 2003
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  • The Ecological Self.Freya Mathews - 1991 - Barnes & Noble.
    This is the first book-length treatment of the metaphysical foundations of ecological ethics. The author seeks to provide a metaphysical illumination of the fundamental ecological intuitions that we are in some sense `one with' nature and that everything is connected with everything else. Drawing on contemporary cosmology, systems theory and the history of philosophy, Freya Mathews elaborates a new metaphysics of `interconnectedness'. She offers an inspiring vision of the spiritual implications of ecology, which leads to a deepening of our conception (...)
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  • Orchestrated Reduction of Quantum Coherence in Brain Microtubules: A Model for Consciousness.Stuart R. Hameroff & Roger Penrose - 1996 - In Stuart R. Hameroff, Alfred W. Kaszniak & A. C. Scott (eds.), Toward a Science of Consciousness. MIT Press.
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  • Quantum Theory and the Brain.Matthew Donald - unknown
    A human brain operates as a pattern of switching. An abstract definition of a quantum mechanical switch is given which allows for the continual random fluctuations in the warm wet environment of the brain. Among several switch-like entities in the brain, we choose to focus on the sodium channel proteins. After explaining what these are, we analyse the ways in which our definition of a quantum switch can be satisfied by portions of such proteins. We calculate the perturbing effects of (...)
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  • Quantum Computation in Brain Microtubules.Stuart R. Hameroff - 2002 - Physical Review E 65 (6):1869--1896.
    Proposals for quantum computation rely on superposed states implementing multiple computations simultaneously, in parallel, according to quantum linear superposition (e.g., Benioff, 1982; Feynman, 1986; Deutsch, 1985, Deutsch and Josza, 1992). In principle, quantum computation is capable of specific applications beyond the reach of classical computing (e.g., Shor, 1994). A number of technological systems aimed at realizing these proposals have been suggested and are being evaluated as possible substrates for quantum computers (e.g. trapped ions, electron spins, quantum dots, nuclear spins, etc., (...)
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  • Ignacio Matte Blanco and the Logic of God.Rodney Bomford - 2005 - In C. Clarke (ed.), Ways of Knowing: Science and Mysticism Today. Imprint Academic. pp. 127--142.
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  • Principles of Nature and Grace Based on Reason.Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz - unknown
    1. A substance is a being that is capable of action. It is either •simple, meaning that it has no parts, or •composite, meaning that it is a collection of simple substances or monads. (Monas is a Greek word meaning ‘unity’ or ‘oneness’.) Any composite thing—any body—is a multiplicity, ·a many, but simple substances are unities, ·or ones·. There must be simple substances everywhere, because without simples there would be no composites—·without ones there could not be manies·. And simple substances (...)
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