The Physical Nature of Consciousness

| University of Ghent
ISBN 9789027251497 (Eur) | EUR 72.00
ISBN 9781556199875 (USA) | USD 108.00
ISBN 9789027299857 | EUR 72.00 | USD 108.00
The Physical Nature of Consciousness contains twelve chapters that discuss recent and new perspectives on the relation between modern physics and consciousness.
Stuart Hameroff opens with an extended and updated exposition of the Penrose/Hameroff Orch-OR model, and subsequently addresses recent criticisms of quantum approaches to the brain. Evan Walker presents his view on consciousness from the perspective of a new approach to the integration of quantum theory and relativity. Friedrich Beck elaborates on the Beck/Eccles quantum approach to consciousness. Karl Pribram puts the holographic view on consciousness in perspective of his life long work. Peter Marcer and Edgar Mitchell explain the relevance of quantum holography for consciousness. Gordon Globus discusses the relation between postmodern philosophical theories and quantum consciousness. Chris Clarke develops a theory in terms of a specific type of formal logic to reconcile the phenomenology of consciousness with the physical world. Ilya Prigogine summarizes his view on complexity, and on the future of quantum theory, which goes beyond the present formalism, and goes on to comment on the problem of consciousness. Matti Pitkanen identifies the place for consciousness in a unifying topological geometro-dynamics theory. Colin McGinn argues against classical materialism. Dick Bierman gives an overview of anomalous phenomena. He identifies a decline effect, and discusses different possible interpretations. Philip Van Loocke closes the volume with a discussion on how deep teleology in cellular systems may relate to consciousness. (Series A)
[Advances in Consciousness Research, 29]  2001.  viii, 321 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Biological feasibility of quantum approaches to consciousness: The Penrose-Hameroff ‘Orch OR’ model
Stuart R. Hameroff
The Natural Philosophy and Physics of Consciousness
Evan Harris Walker
Quantum Brain Dynamics and Consciousness
Friedrich Beck
Neuropsychological Investigations
Karl H. Pribram
What is consciousness? An essay on the relativistic quantum holographic model of the brain/mind, working by phase conjugate adaptive resonance
Peter Marcer and Edgar Mitchell
Thinking together quantum brain dynamics and postmodernism
Gordon G. Globus
Consciousness and non-hierarchical physics
Chris Clarke
Time and the Laws of Nature
Ilya Prigogine
Matter, Mind and the quantum: A Topological Geometro-Dynamics perspective
Matti Pitkanen
What is it not Like to be a Brain?
Colin McGinn
On the nature of anamalous phenomena: Another reality between the world of subjective consciousness and the objective world of physics?
Dick J. Bierman
The philosophy of consciousness, ‘deep’ teleology and objective selection
Philip Van Loocke
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BIC Subject: JMT – States of consciousness
BISAC Subject: PSY020000 – PSYCHOLOGY / Neuropsychology
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