Endophysics, Time, Quantum and the Subjective
Author: Avshalom Elitzur
ENDOPHYSICS, TIME, QUANTUM AND THE SUBJECTIVE
(With CD-Rom)
Proceedings of the ZiF Interdisciplinary Research Workshop

Bielefeld, Germany 17 - 22 January 2005

edited by Rosolino Buccheri (Istituto per le Tecnologie Didattiche, CNR, Palermo, Italy), Avshalom C Elitzur (Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel) & Metod Saniga (Astronomical Institute of the Slovak Academy of Sciences, Tatranskב Lomnica, Slovak Republic)

Endophysics, Time, Quantum and the Subjective is the first systematic cross- and trans-disciplinary appraisal of the endophysical paradigm and its possible role in our understanding of Nature. Focusing on three of the most pressing issues of contemporary science, the interpretation of quantum theory, the nature of time, and the problem of consciousness, it provides the reader with some forefront research, concepts and ideas in these areas, such as incessant Big Bang, geometrizing of “mental space-times,” and a contextual view of quantum mechanics and/or a view of the Universe as a self-evolving quantum automaton. Although primarily aimed at academics this engaging volume can be read by anyone interested in modern physics, philosophy, psychology and cognitive sciences.


Contents:

  • Endophysics:
  • Evolution of Human Knowledge and the Endophysical Perspective (R Buccheri & M Buccheri)
  • The Entropy of the Future (G Jaroszkiewicz)
  • Time:
  • Time, Memory and Consciousness: A View from the Brain (H J Markowitsch)
  • A Structure of Experienced Time (I M Havel)
  • Becoming, Events and the Ontology of Physical Theories (M Dorato)
  • Quantum:
  • Quantum Measurement Act as a Speech Act (J Schneider)
  • A Conceptual Introduction to Nelson's Mechanics (G Bacciagaluppi)
  • On the Subjective Nature of Relative Frequencies: Combining Special Relativity and Quantum Mechanics (T Marlow)
  • The Subjective:
  • Observing Reality on Different Time Scales (A Alyushin)
  • The Mind in Physics (J Sanfey)
  • Time Within: The Perceptual Rivalry Switch as a Neural Clock (J D Pettigrew & J D Tilden)
  • and other papers

 
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