Cosmos and History: The Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy, Vol 11, No 2 (2015)

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The Emergent Dualism View of Quantum Physics and Consciousness

Christopher Tyler

Abstract


This paper introduces the ontology of Emergent Dualism, which takes the position that the elementary stuff of everything in the universe is energy, that this energy can become structured into a series of levels of emergent organization whose operating principles are not derivable from the previous levels, that one of these levels is the concatenations of neural processes called brains, that brains have some particular emergent process that gives rise to subjective experience from the internal viewpoint of that process, and that the private, subjective property of this emergent process entails a dualistic philosophical treatment of its analysis.

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