"The Physical Nature of Consciousness" contains twelve chapters
that discuss recent and new perspectives on the relation between
modern physics and consciousness. Stuart Hameroff opens with an
extended and updated exposition of the Penrose/Hameroff Orch-OR
model, and subsequently addresses recent criticisms of quantum
approaches to the brain. Evan Walker presents his view on
consciousness from the perspective of a new approach to the
integration of quantum theory and relativity. Friedrich Beck
elaborates on the Beck/Eccles quantum approach to consciousness.
Karl Pribram puts the holographic view on consciousness in
perspective of his life long work. Peter Marcer and Edgar Mitchell
explain the relevance of quantum holography for consciousness.
Gordon Globus discusses the relation between postmodern
philosophical theories and quantum consciousness. Chris Clarke
develops a theory in terms of a specific type of formal logic to
reconcile the phenomenology of consciousness with the physical
world. Ilya Prigogine summarizes his view on complexity, and on the
future of quantum theory, which goes beyond the present formalism,
and goes on to comment on the problem of consciousness. Matti
Pitkanen identifies the place for consciousness in a unifying
topological geometro-dynamics theory. Colin McGinn argues against
classical materialism. Dick Bierman gives an overview of anomalous
phenomena. He identifies a decline effect, and discusses different
possible interpretations. Philip Van Loocke closes the volume with
a discussion on how deep teleology in cellular systems may relate
to consciousness. (Series A)
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