Quantum Theory and Free Will: How Mental Intentions Translate into Bodily Actions

Quantum Theory and Free Will: How Mental Intentions Translate into Bodily Actions

by Henry P. Stapp

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783319863702
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Publication date: 08/03/2018
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2017
Pages: 142
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author


Henry Pierce Stappis an Americanmathematical physicistwho worked closely with Werner Heisenberg, Wolfgang Pauli, and J.A. Wheeler. He is known for his work in quantum mechanics, particularly the development of axiomaticS-matrix theory, the proofs of strong nonlocality properties, and the place of free will in the "orthodox" quantum mechanics of John von Neumann.Dr. Stapp has published many papers pertaining to the non-local aspects of quantum mechanics and Bell's theorem, as well as two books published by Springer.

Table of Contents

The Origins of the Quantum Conception of Man.- Waves, Particles, and Minds.-The Measuring Process.- Quantum Neuroscience.- The Physical Effectiveness of Mental Intent.-Reality and Spooky Action at a Distance.- Backward-in-Time Causation?.- Actual Past and Effective Past.- The Libet “Free Will” Experiments.-Questions and Answers About Minds.- The Fundamentally Mental Character of Reality.- Conclusions.

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