Quantum Theory and Free Will: How Mental Intentions Translate into Bodily Actions
Springer, 22 jun. 2017 - 142 pagina's
This book explains, in simple but accurate terms, how orthodox quantum mechanics works. The author, a distinguished theoretical physicist, shows how this theory, realistically interpreted, assigns an important role to our conscious free choices. Stapp claims that mainstream biology and neuroscience, despite nearly a century of quantum physics, still stick essentially to failed classical precepts in which mental intentions have no effect upon our bodily actions. He shows how quantum mechanics provides a rational basis for a better understanding of this connection, even allowing an explanation of certain phenomena currently held to be “paranormal”. These ideas have major implications for our understanding of ourselves and our mental processes, and thus also for the meaningfulness of our lives.
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2 Waves Particles and Minds
3 The Measuring Process
4 Quantum Neuroscience
5 The Physical Effectiveness of Conscious Intent
6 Reality and Spooky Action at a Distance
7 BackwardinTime Causation?
8 Actual Past and Historical Past
12 Paranormal Phenomena
Proof that Information Must Sometimes be Transferred Faster Than Light
Graphical Representation of the Argument
Reply to Sam Harris on Free Will
The Paranormal and the Principle of Sufficient Reason
The Quantum Conception of Man
Mind Brain and Neuroscience
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Quantum Theory and Free Will: How Mental Intentions Translate into Bodily ...
Henry P. Stapp
Geen voorbeeld beschikbaar - 2018