Quantum Theory and the Mind
Fleming (Gordon N.)
Source: Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, Supplementary Volumes, Vol. 69 (1995), pp. 159-173
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    Jeremy Butterfield has presented a broad and impressive survey of many currently vying interpretations of quantum theory1 and their relationships to our understanding of mind. In a number of respects my response will be simply complementary to his paper. Whereas he concentrated on those interpretations which allow an indefinite macrorealm and then account for the illusion of definiteness, I criticize those same approaches as well as those that secure a definite macrorealm by postulating hidden variables, and I will champion the approaches which attempt to secure the genuine definiteness of the macrorealm by embracing the reality of state reduction. Whereas he chose, for lack of space, to set aside the topic of how probability functions in the various interpretations of quantum theory2 (QT), I will comment briefly on probability. Finally, my paper is much shorter than his.

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Response to "Butterfield (Jeremy) - Worlds, Minds and Quanta".

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