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Contemporary Echoes of the World Soul: Quantum Mechanics and Consciousness

Allori, Valia (2019) Contemporary Echoes of the World Soul: Quantum Mechanics and Consciousness. [Preprint]

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Abstract

Quantum mechanics is a groundbreaking theory: not only it is extraordinarily empirically adequate but
also it is claimed to having shattered the classical paradigm of understanding the observer-observed
distinction as well as the part-whole relation. This, together with other quantum features, has been taken
to suggest that quantum theory can help us understand the mind-body relation in a unique way, in
particular to solve the hard problem of consciousness along the lines of panpsychism. In this paper, after
having briefly presented panpsychism, I discuss the main features of quantum theories and the way in
which the main quantum theories of consciousness use them to account for conscious experience.


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Allori, Valiavaliaallori@fastmail.com0000-0002-8144-8549
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Depositing User: Dr Valia Allori
Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2022 15:01
Last Modified: 17 Nov 2022 15:01
Item ID: 21442
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Date: 2019
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/21442

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