Mind, Quantum, and Free Will

The Birth of Physics in the Sensuous Cosmos

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Pub Date 09 Dec 2022 | Archive Date 31 Oct 2022
John Hunt Publishing Ltd, www.iff-books.com

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This idealist solution to the mind-body problem, which is compellingly integrated with quantum physics, affirms human free will and agency.

The mind-body problem is the ultimate intractable enigma. How can we - being complex physical systems - have multicoloured experiences, and make conscious choices? This book proposes that all fundamental constituents of the universe are agents, which perceive one another, and freely act according to their percepts. Contemporary science can be explained in entirely mentalistic terms. This is consistent with many interpretations of quantum mechanics, such as GRW and Roger Penrose’s OR theory.

This idealist solution to the mind-body problem, which is compellingly integrated with quantum physics, affirms human free will and agency.

The mind-body problem is the ultimate intractable enigma...


A Note From the Publisher

Peter Ells has a long-standing interest in the Hard Problem of consciousness: specifically in explaining, in a manner compatible with science, the facts that we have qualitative experiences, such as pains or the taste of wine, and are moreover free agents. He has given talks at international Quantum Mind conferences: he spoke on Naturalistic, Libertarian Free Will in Tucson; and on Panpsychism in Salzburg, Austria. He also presented a poster on Mental Causation at a Toward a Science of Consciousness conference in Tucson. Peter lives in Oxford and has an MA in Philosophy from the University of Reading.

Peter Ells has a long-standing interest in the Hard Problem of consciousness: specifically in explaining, in a manner compatible with science, the facts that we have qualitative experiences, such as...


Advance Praise

Mind, Quantum, and Free Will is engagingly written, with an impressive breadth and depth of scholarship. I found it quite provocative in multiple respects, and believe that most readers with interests in these topics would be enriched by exploring it.

Andrew Westcombe, PhD in philosophy; specialising in metaphysics and the mind-body problem 

Mind, Quantum, and Free Will is engagingly written, with an impressive breadth and depth of scholarship. I found it quite provocative in multiple respects, and believe that most readers with...


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