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A Basic Theory of Everything : A Fundamental Theoretical Framework for Science and Philosophy / Atle Ottesen Søvik.

Author/Creator:
Søvik, Atle Ottesen, author., Author,
Publication:
Berlin ; Boston : De Gruyter, [2022]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (IX, 506 p.)
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Language:
In English.
Summary:
What are the basic building blocks of the world? This book presents a naturalistic theory saying that the universe and everything in it can be reduced to three fundamental entities: a field, a set of values that can be actualized at different places in the field, and an actualizer of the values. The theory is defended by using it to answer the main questions in metaphysics, such as: What is causality, existence, laws of nature, consciousness, thinking, free will, time, mathematical entities, ethical values, etc.? The theory is compared with the main alternatives and argued to solve problems better than the existing theories. Several new theories are suggested, such as how to understand mental causation, free will and the truth of ethics and mathematics.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Acknowledgments
Contents
List of Abbreviations
Part One: The Theoretical Framework
1 Introduction
2 Methodological Topics
3 Fundamental Ontological Entities
Part Two: The Mind
4 Causality
5 Mind
6 Thinking
7 Consciousness
8 Free Will
Part Three: The World
9 Time
10 Mathematical Truths
11 Probability
12 Fundamental Concepts in Physics
13 Understanding Quantum Mechanics
Part Four: The Future
14 Ethics
15 Implications for the Future: Excursuses on the Meaning of Life, AI, and Politics for the Future
16 Epilog: Why Is There Anything at All?
List of References
Index of Names
Index of Subjects
Notes:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 24. Apr 2022)
ISBN:
3-11-077095-4
Publisher Number:
10.1515/9783110770957 doi