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Towards a process-based approach to consciousness and collapse in quantum mechanics
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Consciousness causes collapse interpretation
Metaphysics of science
Philosophy of quantum mechanics
Whiteheadian process

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ARROYO, Raoni; NUNES FILHO , Lauro de Matos; SANTOS, Frederik Moreira dos. Towards a process-based approach to consciousness and collapse in quantum mechanics. Manuscrito: Revista Internacional de Filosofia, Campinas, SP, v. 47, n. 1, p. e2023–0047, 2024. Disponível em: https://periodicos.sbu.unicamp.br/ojs/index.php/manuscrito/article/view/8675981. Acesso em: 24 jun. 2024.

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According to a particular interpretation of quantum mechanics, the causal role of human consciousness in the measuring process is called upon to solve a foundational problem called the “measurement problem.” Traditionally, this interpretation is tied up with the metaphysics of substance dualism. As such, this interpretation of quantum mechanics inherits the dualist’s mind-body problem. Our working hypothesis is that a process-based approach to the consciousness causes collapse interpretation (CCCI) -leaning on Whitehead’s solution to the mind-body problem- offers a better metaphysical understanding of consciousness and its role in interpreting quantum mechanics. This article is the kickoff for such a research program in the metaphysics of science.

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