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Free Will and Consciousness in the Multiverse

Physics, Philosophy, and Quantum Decision Making

Authors: Schade, Christian D.

  • Collects evidence for the multiverse interpretation of quantum mechanics 
  • Shows that the fabric of decisions is different from what is currently assumed 
  • Derives consequences for philosophy, decision sciences, psychology and economics 
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About this book

It is hard to interpret quantum mechanics. The most surprising, but also most parsimonious, interpretation is the many-worlds, or quantum-multiverse interpretation, implying a permanent coexistence of parallel realities. Could this perhaps be the appropriate interpretation of quantum mechanics? This book collects evidence for this interpretation, both from physics and from other fields, and proposes a subjectivist version of it, the clustered-minds multiverse. The author explores its implications through the lens of decision making and derives consequences for free will and consciousness. For example, free will can be implemented in the form of vectorial choices, as introduced in the book. He furthermore derives consequences for research in the social sciences, especially in psychology and economics.

About the authors

Christian D. Schade holds the chair of Entrepreneurial and Behavioral Decision Making at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Furthermore, he is a Research Fellow at Wharton’s Risk Management and Decision Processes Center (University of Pennsylvania). His research contributes to a better understanding of decision making in general and of entrepreneurial as well as innovative decision making. He is currently working on novel foundations and perspectives for the decision sciences. His research is mainly based on laboratory experiments, economic psychology and mathematical psychology, as well as quantum mechanics.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Introduction: Developing a Multiverse View of Decision Making and Consciousness

    Pages 1-14

    Schade, Christian D.

  • Why the Multiverse Is the Most Parsimonious Way of Interpreting Quantum Mechanics

    Pages 17-38

    Schade, Christian D.

  • Interdisciplinary Evidence for the Multiverse, Including a Detailed Analysis of What Time Is

    Pages 39-58

    Schade, Christian D.

  • How Different Versions of the Multiverse Interpretation Have Different Consequences for Free Will and Ontology: Developing the Concept of a Clustered-Minds Multiverse

    Pages 59-84

    Schade, Christian D.

  • Dualistic Idealism: No Supervenience of Consciousness on the Physical

    Pages 87-96

    Schade, Christian D.

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eBook 93,08 €
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Hardcover 114,39 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-03582-2
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Free Will and Consciousness in the Multiverse
Book Subtitle
Physics, Philosophy, and Quantum Decision Making
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-03583-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-03583-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-03582-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 246
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