Consciousness and the Universe
Article in the Journal of Cosmology
Is consciousness an epiphenomenal happenstance of this particular universe? Or does the very concept of a universe depend upon its presence? Does consciousness merely perceive reality, or does reality depend upon it? Did consciousness simply emerge as an effect of evolution? Or was it, in some sense, always “out there” in the world?
These questions and more are answered in this special edition.
- Evolution and origin of consciousness
- Consciousness and quantum measurement
- Brain, biology and consciousness
- Altered states, dreams and near-death experiences
- Free will, causality, determinism, and time-symmetric physics
- The role of quantum information, entanglement, and non-locality
- The “anthropic principle” in speculative and fundamental physics
- Consciousness and reality in Eastern and Western philosophy
- Consciousness in sexual reproduction as an evolutionary drive
- Non-human consciousness
Edited by Sir Roger Penrose, FRS, University of Oxford and Stuart Hameroff M.D., University of Arizona
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