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Physical Nature of Consciousness.

Author/Creator:
Van Loocke, Philip.
Publication:
Philadelphia : John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2001.
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Subjects:
Consciousness.
Quantum theory.
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Electronic books.
Summary:
We consider systems in which forces and selection (or 'reduction') procedures cooperate to determine present states. Forces work on the immediate past of a system and determine a set of possible states. Selection works in the immediate future and selects one of these states as the actual state of the system. Selection can be constrained in terms of a criterion not reducible to the forces operating on the system. It is shown that the performance of different types of procedures increases when this type of teleology is inserted. This is illustrated with an example from the cognitive domain and with examples that belong to the context of generative art. More fundamentally, it is conjectured that, given the complexity of our universe, selection can operate systematically without leading to replicable violation of physical laws. The relation between selection and the philosophy of consciousness is discussed.
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THE PHYSICAL NATURE OF CONSCIOUSNESS
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Preface
Biological feasibility of quantum approaches to consciousness: The Penrose-Hamero "Orch OR" model
The natural philosophy and physics of consciousness
Quantum Brain Dynamics and Consciousness
Neuropsychological Investigations
What is consciousness?
Thinking together quantum brain dynamics and postmodernism
Consciousness and non-hierarchical physics
Time and the laws of nature
Matter, Mind and the quantum
What is it not Like to be a Brain?
On the nature of anamalous phenomena
The philosophy of consciousness, 'deep' teleology and objective selection
Name index
Subject index
the series ADVANCES IN CONSCIOUSNESS RESEARCH.
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
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Print version: Van Loocke, Philip Physical Nature of Consciousness
ISBN:
9789027299857
9789027251497
OCLC:
705531389