Relativity, Quanta, and Consciousness

Author: Thompson, Michael Clay

Subjects: Philosophy; Consciousness; Physics

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This book is an extended reflection on the foundational findings of modern physics in terms of the implications they may have for a quite different phenomenon: human consciousness. It is an interdisciplinary and even personal probe into possible synthetic connections that may be discernible between the nature of science and the nature of awareness.

If Einstein was right about space-time, and Planck was right about the quantum of action, what do these theories imply about what human consciousness is? If we set aside supernatural explanations during the discussion and accept the terms of theoretical physics as valid, we must ask: What is consciousness made of? How does it come about? In what sense are these very questions examples of space-time and quantum mechanics in action?

The conclusion is profoundly Socratic.

This book is an extended reflection on the foundational findings of modern physics in terms of the implications they may have for a quite different phenomenon: human consciousness. It is an interdisciplinary and even personal probe into possible synthetic connections that may be discernible between the nature of science and the nature of awareness.

If Einstein was right about space-time, and Planck was right about the quantum of action, what do these theories imply about what human consciousness is? If we set aside supernatural explanations during the discussion and accept the terms of theoretical physics as valid, we must ask: What is consciousness made of? How does it come about? In what sense are these very questions examples of space-time and quantum mechanics in action?

The conclusion is profoundly Socratic.

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