A possible quantum basis of panpsychism

Gao, Shan (2003) A possible quantum basis of panpsychism. [Journal (Paginated)]

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We show that consciousness may violate the basic quantum principle, according to which the nonorthogonal quantum states can't be distinguished. This implies that the physical world is not causally closed without consciousness, and consciousness is a fundamental property of matter, thus provides a possible quantum basis for panpsychism.

Item Type:Journal (Paginated)
Subjects:Philosophy > Philosophy of Mind
ID Code:3064
Deposited By: Gao, Shan
Deposited On:19 Jul 2003
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:55

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