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Consciousness vs. Disclosure A Deconstruction of Consciousness Studies

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Abstract:

The field of consciousness studies is 'deconstructed' in terms of etymology, definition, and the deep involvement of perceptual consciousness in two persistently controversial areas: the hard problem of qualia and the measurement problem in quantum physics. An alternative to perceptual consciousness is developed within the framework of dissipative quantum thermofield brain dynamics: disclosure. Like consciousness, disclosure is constrained by sensory action, 'self-action' (intention), and memory. The problematics of consciousness/brain, qualia, and measurement in quantum physics are resolved by substituting disclosure for perceptual consciousness and distinguishing the phenomenal brainp from the macroscopic quantum object brainq. This proposal would narrow consciousness studies to the cognitive and reflexive, and opens the possibility of what might be called 'existential studies'.

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry and Philosophy, University of California Irvine, 360 San Miguel Dr., Ste. 503, Newport, Email: ggglobus@uci.edu

Publication date: January 1, 2013

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