Reflections on a Learning Curve
This paper outlines my personal 20+ year odyssey through consciousness studies and involvement with JCS. Topics and questions that provided my main foci of interest were, in chronological order, 'quantum consciousness' theories in general and Orch OR in particular, 'free will' issues, an attractor landscape model of 'mind' and, currently, issues to do with the physics of temporality. In conclusion I identify three factors which may impede any search for potentially fruitful questions to ask about consciousness. They are the doctrine of causal closure of the physical, computer metaphors for mind, and the urge to explain away anomalous phenomenology.
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Document Type: Research Article
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Publication date: 01 January 2014