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Quantum and Consciousness Revisited

by: Debashish Banerji , Daniele C. Struppa , Menas C. Kafatos


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ISBN: 9788124612606
Year Of Publication: 2024
Edition: 1st
Pages : viii, 395
Bibliographic Details : Index
Language : English
Binding : Hardcover
Publisher: D.K. Printworld Pvt. Ltd.
Size: 23
Weight: 710


The founding fathers of the quantum revolution were deeply invested in questions of meaning. Distanced from theology but also from the deterministic objective Materialism of the classical model of physics, several of them, including Bohr, Heisenberg, Pauli, Schrödinger and Bohm looked to Eastern philosophies for explanations. This search for meaning beyond church and clockwork seems to have stagnated in our times. Yet, recent advances in physics and the reinterpretation of historic experiments have given us new ways to understand and ask fundamental philosophical questions. These approaches include further considerations of the Copenhagen Interpretation of Bohr, Heisenberg and others, the Transactional Interpretation of John G. Cramer and Ruth Krastner, Quantum Bayesianism (QBism) of Fuchs, Schack and David Mermin; questions related to the meaning of observation and measurement; the Orthodox view of quantum mechanics; collapse of the wave function and time and quantum field theory. The present volume brings together a number of these approaches discussed by leading contemporary physicists. It also expands the consideration of the quantum revolution to include its larger implications for philosophy, mathematics, biology and global understanding, reopening the questions of consciousness and meaning which occupied the minds of the early thinkers of Quantum Mechanics.

Introduction: Open Questions of Quantum Mechanics and Consciousness
—  Debashish Banerji, Menas C. Kafatos, Daniele C. Struppa
1. Resolving Mysteries of Quantum Mechanics and Consciousness
— Stanley A. Klein
2. The Quantum Conception of Man: A Tribute and Short Interview with Henry P. Stapp
— Christopher Cochran
3. On the Wave Function Collapse and Mind–Matter Interaction
— Jose Acacio de Barros
4. Zeno Goes to Copenhagen: A Dilemma for83Measurement-collapse Interpretations of Quantum Mechanics
— David J. Chalmers, Kelvin J. McQueen
5. Quantum-like Reality
— Sudip Patra, Menas C. Kafatos
6. Bohr, QBism and Beyond
— Ulrich Mohrhoff
7. Quantum Paradoxes: To Resolve or To Acquiesce
— Ruth E. Kastner
8. The Epistemic View of Quantum Reality 
— Subhash Kak
9. Gödel’s Incompleteness Theorems, Complementarity and Fundamental Awareness
— Neil D. Theise, Goro C. Kato, Menas C. Kafatos
10. Complexity Theory and Quantum-like Qualities in Biology
— Neil D. Theise
11. Biologists Ponder: Omnipresent Consciousness? – Implications for Animal Mind, Human–Animal Relationships and Animal Well-Being
— Carolyn A. Ristau, Eric G. Strauss
Meet the Author
Debashish Banerji is a professor of Indian Studies and Dean of Academic Affairs at the University of Philosophical Research, Los Angeles. He is also an adjunct faculty in Art History at the Pasadena City College; and a Research Fellow in Asian and Comparative Studies at the California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco. Banerji is the author of the book The Alternate Nation of Abanindranath Tagore (Sage, 2010).
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