Great Problems in Philosophy and Physics Solved?

Great Problems in Philosophy and Physics Solved?

by Bob Doyle

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780983580287
Publisher: Information Philosopher
Publication date: 09/15/2016
Pages: 474
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.95(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 3
New Ideas 4; Three Worlds 9; Material World 10;
Biological World 11;
World of Ideas 12; What Is Creation? 13
2. Metaphysics 15
Possible Worlds 22; Necessity 24; Actual
Possibles 25; Actualism 28; Identity 30; Criteria 30; Colocation 33;
Composition 38; Essences 45; Modal Logic 47
3. Ontology 55
Metaphysics 56; Continuous or Discrete? 58;
Meta-Ontology 61
4. Free Will 63
Two-Stage Model 64; What If? 65;
Problem 66; Temporal Sequence 71;
Argument Against 75;
Alternative Possibilities 76; Creativity 77
5. Value 79
Moral Code 84; Moral/Political
Message? 85; Social Contract? 87; Objective Values 89
6. Good 91
Objective Good? 92; Evil 93;
7. God and Immortality 97
No Creator, But Creation 98; Theodicy 98; Omniscience 98; Ergod 99;
Immortality 100
8. Epistemology 103
History 104; Knowledge 109
9. Universals 119
One and Many 122; Triads 126;
Knowledge 128; Triads 128; Tetrads 129
10. Induction 131
Scientific Method 137
11. Meaning 139;
Information 142
12. Mind 147
Scandal in Psychology 147; Mind as Immaterial 148;
Information Evolves to Mind 149; A Mind Model 150
13. Mind-Body Problem 155
Interactionists 156; Mind-Brain Identity 158; Eliminative
Materialism 159; Mind/Body and ERR 163
14. Consciousness 165
Binding Problem 166
15. Self and Other Minds 171
Mind Over Matter? 172; Other Minds 173
16. Mental Causation 177
Kim On 179;
Mind from Matter 179; Ribosomes 181; Ion Pumps 183;
Solving Problem. 185; "Bottom-up" 186; Molecular Machines 187
17. Information Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics 189
"Possibilities Function" 194; Possibilities and Information 196;
Other Interpretations 198
18. Measurement Problem 201
Two Processes 205;
Apparatus 207; Irreversibility 208; Classical and Quantum 210; Conscious Observer 211; Three Steps 214; Collapses 215
19. Determinism 217
Indeterminism 219; Determination 220; Emergence
222; History 222
20. Collapse of Wave Function 225
What is Wave Function? 225; Information Physics Explains Two-Slit
Experiment 230
21. Entanglement 233
Nonlocality and Nonseparability 235; Conservation Laws 240; Special Frame? 242; Superdeterminism? 245; EPR "Loopholes"
and Free Will 246
22. Decoherence 249
Decoherence Program 251; Measurement Process 257;
Measurement Problem 259; What's Right 261; What's Wrong 263; Lasting
Information 263; Quantum to Classical 263;
Standard Quantum Mechanics 264
23. Schrödinger's Cat 269
24. Arrow of Time 277
Thermodynamic 277; Historical 281; Radiation
282; Cosmological 283
25. Irreversibility 285
Origin 287; Detailed Balancing 290
26. Recurrence Problem 293
Zermelo's Paradox 293; Improbability 295
27. Emergence 297
Emergence or Reduction? 297; History 298; Three
Kinds 302; In Body 305; In Brain 306; Immaterial Information
306; Determinism 307; Time with No
Determinism 308; Emergence Denied 309
28. Origin of Life 311
In Universe 312; Origin of Information 316;
Information in Biology 317; Biological Machines 319; Ribosomes 321; ATP
Synthase 323; Flagellum 324; Chaperones 326; Motive Power? 326;
Life, Love, and Death 327; Backwards in Time 327
A. Information 331
Universe 334; Entropy 342
B. Entropy and Second Law 345
Discrete Particles 345; Second Law349; Entropy
Flows 354; Positive and Negative 356
C. Quantum Physics 361
Basics 366; Principle of Superposition 367;
Axiom of Measurement 368; Projection Postulate 369; Dirac's Three
Polarizers 371; The Mystery 374;
The Explanation 375; Einstein 376
D. Chance 379
Calculus of Probabilities 381; Chance and Free Will 392
E. Experience Recorder and Reproducer 395
Binding Problem 398; Speed and Power 399; How It
Works 400; Consciousness 401; Four "Levels" 403;
What It's Like 404; Mental States? 405; Summary 406
F. Cosmic Creation Process 409
Fundamental Question 409; Two Steps 411; Flatness 414; Missing Mass 416; Horizon 417
G. Biosemiotics 419
Will Biologists Accept? 420

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