Austin, J (2020) Is mind-body physicalism really compatible with modern physics? Hyper Articles en Ligne (HAL Archives).

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Abstract

If we take seriously literal interpretations of quantum theory and general relativity then the question posed in the title is no. This article highlights where incompatibilities arise by considering our experience in the context of modern physics. Implied nonmaterial minds possess properties that no physical entities do by being both transtemporal and localised in the configuration space. The principle of localisation (PL) is proposed, and is used to show that there is no need to resort to the Everett interpretation to show that minds exist outside of physics, post relativity physics is enough. However, in this regime, there is no free will, minds are destined to experience a pre-determined but unknown future. Free will is restored when we reinstate pure wave theories in line with Everett.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: The final version of this article and all relevant information needed can be found in the following link; https://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/hal-02495875v1
Uncontrolled Keywords: Configuration space, dualism, physicalism, quantum mechanics, relativity, timelessness
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: Faculty of Natural Sciences > School of Computing and Mathematics
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Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2020 10:45
Last Modified: 02 Sep 2020 13:35
URI: https://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/8538

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