Elemental Mind: Human Consciousness and the New Physics

Elemental Mind Human Consciousness and the New Physics Written in an extraordinarily lucid style Elemental Mind is a brilliant and audacious attempt to arrive at a solution to the mind body problem Until now the debate has been dominated by two major con

  • Title: Elemental Mind: Human Consciousness and the New Physics
  • Author: Nick Herbert
  • ISBN: 9780452272453
  • Page: 114
  • Format: Paperback
  • Written in an extraordinarily lucid style, Elemental Mind is a brilliant and audacious attempt to arrive at a solution to the mind body problem Until now the debate has been dominated by two major conjectures One holds that the mind is the result of certain complex biological interactions the other asserts that the mind is the software that controls the brain s compWritten in an extraordinarily lucid style, Elemental Mind is a brilliant and audacious attempt to arrive at a solution to the mind body problem Until now the debate has been dominated by two major conjectures One holds that the mind is the result of certain complex biological interactions the other asserts that the mind is the software that controls the brain s computer like hardware This book presents a third hypothesis one that boldly casts aside traditional explanations about inner mental states And it does so by drawing on sources as diverse as Vonnegut and Heisenberg, not to mention imagined encounters with an entrancing, highly intelligent robot named Claire.

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    1. Published in 1993 this is an excellent overview of the question of human consciousness and the New Physics — a study which has continued apace since that time.Informative and thorough, this work looks at the whole body/mind problem from the point of view of a physicist, and provides a solid basis on which further studies can proceed, and indeed they have done so, particularly in the area of cognitive psychology.Highly recommended as an easy to read and comprehensive introduction to the much ve [...]

    2. Neutral monism. That which is most fundamental is neither purely material, nor purely mental, but rather both material and mental. In matter it shows its material aspect and in mind it shows its mental aspect. A pleasing alternative to dualism, because one no longer needs to explain how matter and mind interact. A pleasing alternative to materialism, because it does not dismiss the human soul. A pleasing alternative to mysticism, because it does not dismiss science.

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