DOI: 10.14704/nq.2003.1.1.2

A Possible Quantum Basis of Panpsychism

Gao Shan

Abstract


We show that consciousness may violate the basic quantum principle, according to which the nonorthogonal single states can't be distinguished. This implies that the physical world is not causally closed without consciousness, and consciousness is a fundamental property of matter, thus provides a possible quantum basis for panpsychism.

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consciousness, mind, panpsychism, quantum physics

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