The Frontiers Collection

Mind, Matter and Quantum Mechanics

Authors: Stapp, Henry P.

  • Significantly expanded with two new chapters covering Henry Stapp's most recent work

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About this book

"Scientists other than quantum physicists often fail to comprehend the enormity of the conceptual change wrought by quantum theory in our basic conception of the nature of matter," writes Henry Stapp. Stapp is a leading quantum physicist who has given particularly careful thought to the implications of the theory that lies at the heart of modern physics. In this book, which contains several of his key papers as well as new material, he focuses on the problem of consciousness and explains how quantum mechanics allows causally effective conscious thought to be combined in a natural way with the physical brain made of neurons and atoms. The book is divided into four sections. The first consists of an extended introduction. Key foundational and somewhat more technical papers are included in the second part, together with a clear exposition of the "orthodox" interpretation of quantum mechanics. The third part addresses, in a non-technical fashion, the implications of the theory for some of the most profound questions that mankind has contemplated: How does the world come to be just what it is and not something else? How should humans view themselves in a quantum universe? What will be the impact on society of the revised scientific image of the nature of man? The final part contains a mathematical appendix for the specialist and a glossary of important terms and ideas for the interested layman. This new edition has been updated and extended to address recent debates about consciousness.

Reviews

From the reviews of the second edition:

"The author develops new chapters on many findings of recent research on the mind-body problem as well as their extrapolation to new and difficult technical and social areas. The book is highly recommended to physicists, mathematicians, social scientists, and intelligent general readers." (Albert A. Mullin, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1087, 2006)


Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • … and then a Miracle Occurs

    Stapp, Henry P.

    Pages 3-37

  • A Quantum Theory of Consciousness

    Stapp, Henry P.

    Pages 39-47

  • The Copenhagen Interpretation

    Stapp, Henry P.

    Pages 51-80

  • Mind, Matter, and Quantum Mechanics

    Stapp, Henry P.

    Pages 81-118

  • Quantum Propensities and the Brain-Mind Connection

    Stapp, Henry P.

    Pages 119-145

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eBook £56.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-662-05369-0
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mind, Matter and Quantum Mechanics
Authors
Series Title
The Frontiers Collection
Copyright
2004
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-05369-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-05369-0
Series ISSN
1612-3018
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XIII, 297
Number of Illustrations and Tables
2 b/w illustrations
Topics