A Quantum Theory of Consciousness

  • Henry P. Stapp
Part of the The Frontiers Collection book series (FRONTCOLL)


Classical physics has no natural place for consciousness. According to the classical precepts, the sole ingredients of the physical universe are particles and local fields, and every physical system is completely described by specifying the dispositions in space and time of these two kinds of localizable parts. Furthermore, the dispositions of these parts at early times determine, through certain “laws of motion”, their dispositions at all times. The system is logically complete in the sense that it does not logically require, for its description of nature, any things beyond the dispositions of the particles and local fields.


Quantum Theory Classical Physic Conscious Experience Body Schema Conscious Thought 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Henry P. Stapp
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  1. 1.Lawrence Berkeley LaboratoryBerkeleyUSA

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