Quantum Theory and Free Will

How Mental Intentions Translate into Bodily Actions

Authors: Stapp, Henry P.

  • Explains the philosophy behind quantum mechanics
  • Considers whether phenomena commonly considered "paranormal" can be accommodated by quantum mechanics
  • Avoids equations almost completely!
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This book explains, in simple but accurate terms, how orthodox quantum mechanics works. The author, a distinguished theoretical physicist, shows how this theory, realistically interpreted, assigns an important role to our conscious free choices. Stapp claims that mainstream biology and neuroscience, despite nearly a century of quantum physics, still stick essentially to failed classical precepts in which mental intentions have no effect upon our bodily actions. He shows how quantum mechanics provides a rational basis for a better understanding of this connection, even allowing an explanation of certain phenomena currently held to be “paranormal”. These ideas have major implications for our understanding of ourselves and our mental processes, and thus also for the meaningfulness of our lives.

About the authors


Henry Pierce Stapp is an American mathematical physicist who worked closely with Werner Heisenberg, Wolfgang Pauli, and J.A. Wheeler. He is known for his work in quantum mechanics, particularly the development of axiomatic S-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.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Quantum Theory and Free Will
Book Subtitle
How Mental Intentions Translate into Bodily Actions
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-58301-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-58301-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-58300-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 142
Number of Illustrations and Tables
3 illustrations in colour
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