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Philosophers

Mortimer Adler
Rogers Albritton
Alexander of Aphrodisias
Samuel Alexander
William Alston
Anaximander
G.E.M.Anscombe
Anselm
Louise Antony
Thomas Aquinas
Aristotle
David Armstrong
Harald Atmanspacher
Robert Audi
Augustine
J.L.Austin
A.J.Ayer
Alexander Bain
Mark Balaguer
Jeffrey Barrett
William Belsham
Henri Bergson
George Berkeley
Isaiah Berlin
Richard J. Bernstein
Bernard Berofsky
Robert Bishop
Max Black
Susanne Bobzien
Emil du Bois-Reymond
Hilary Bok
Laurence BonJour
George Boole
Émile Boutroux
F.H.Bradley
C.D.Broad
Michael Burke
C.A.Campbell
Joseph Keim Campbell
Rudolf Carnap
Carneades
Ernst Cassirer
David Chalmers
Roderick Chisholm
Chrysippus
Cicero
Randolph Clarke
Samuel Clarke
Anthony Collins
Antonella Corradini
Diodorus Cronus
Jonathan Dancy
Donald Davidson
Mario De Caro
Democritus
Daniel Dennett
Jacques Derrida
René Descartes
Richard Double
Fred Dretske
John Dupré
John Earman
Laura Waddell Ekstrom
Epictetus
Epicurus
Herbert Feigl
John Martin Fischer
Owen Flanagan
Luciano Floridi
Philippa Foot
Alfred Fouilleé
Harry Frankfurt
Richard L. Franklin
Michael Frede
Gottlob Frege
Peter Geach
Edmund Gettier
Carl Ginet
Alvin Goldman
Gorgias
Nicholas St. John Green
H.Paul Grice
Ian Hacking
Ishtiyaque Haji
Stuart Hampshire
W.F.R.Hardie
Sam Harris
William Hasker
R.M.Hare
Georg W.F. Hegel
Martin Heidegger
Heraclitus
R.E.Hobart
Thomas Hobbes
David Hodgson
Shadsworth Hodgson
Baron d'Holbach
Ted Honderich
Pamela Huby
David Hume
Ferenc Huoranszki
William James
Lord Kames
Robert Kane
Immanuel Kant
Tomis Kapitan
Jaegwon Kim
William King
Hilary Kornblith
Christine Korsgaard
Saul Kripke
Andrea Lavazza
Keith Lehrer
Gottfried Leibniz
Leucippus
Michael Levin
George Henry Lewes
C.I.Lewis
David Lewis
Peter Lipton
C. Lloyd Morgan
John Locke
Michael Lockwood
E. Jonathan Lowe
John R. Lucas
Lucretius
Alasdair MacIntyre
Ruth Barcan Marcus
James Martineau
Storrs McCall
Hugh McCann
Colin McGinn
Michael McKenna
Brian McLaughlin
John McTaggart
Paul E. Meehl
Uwe Meixner
Alfred Mele
Trenton Merricks
John Stuart Mill
Dickinson Miller
G.E.Moore
Thomas Nagel
Friedrich Nietzsche
John Norton
P.H.Nowell-Smith
Robert Nozick
William of Ockham
Timothy O'Connor
Parmenides
David F. Pears
Charles Sanders Peirce
Derk Pereboom
Steven Pinker
Plato
Karl Popper
Porphyry
Huw Price
H.A.Prichard
Protagoras
Hilary Putnam
Willard van Orman Quine
Frank Ramsey
Ayn Rand
Michael Rea
Thomas Reid
Charles Renouvier
Nicholas Rescher
C.W.Rietdijk
Richard Rorty
Josiah Royce
Bertrand Russell
Paul Russell
Gilbert Ryle
Jean-Paul Sartre
Kenneth Sayre
T.M.Scanlon
Moritz Schlick
Arthur Schopenhauer
John Searle
Wilfrid Sellars
Alan Sidelle
Ted Sider
Henry Sidgwick
Walter Sinnott-Armstrong
J.J.C.Smart
Saul Smilansky
Michael Smith
Baruch Spinoza
L. Susan Stebbing
Isabelle Stengers
George F. Stout
Galen Strawson
Peter Strawson
Eleonore Stump
Francisco Suárez
Richard Taylor
Kevin Timpe
Mark Twain
Peter Unger
Peter van Inwagen
Manuel Vargas
John Venn
Kadri Vihvelin
Voltaire
G.H. von Wright
David Foster Wallace
R. Jay Wallace
W.G.Ward
Ted Warfield
Roy Weatherford
William Whewell
Alfred North Whitehead
David Widerker
David Wiggins
Bernard Williams
Timothy Williamson
Ludwig Wittgenstein
Susan Wolf

Scientists

Michael Arbib
Bernard Baars
Gregory Bateson
John S. Bell
Charles Bennett
Ludwig von Bertalanffy
Susan Blackmore
Margaret Boden
David Bohm
Niels Bohr
Ludwig Boltzmann
Emile Borel
Max Born
Satyendra Nath Bose
Walther Bothe
Hans Briegel
Leon Brillouin
Stephen Brush
Henry Thomas Buckle
S. H. Burbury
Donald Campbell
Anthony Cashmore
Eric Chaisson
Jean-Pierre Changeux
Arthur Holly Compton
John Conway
John Cramer
E. P. Culverwell
Charles Darwin
Terrence Deacon
Louis de Broglie
Max Delbrück
Abraham de Moivre
Paul Dirac
Hans Driesch
John Eccles
Arthur Stanley Eddington
Paul Ehrenfest
Albert Einstein
Hugh Everett, III
Franz Exner
Richard Feynman
R. A. Fisher
Joseph Fourier
Lila Gatlin
Michael Gazzaniga
GianCarlo Ghirardi
J. Willard Gibbs
Nicolas Gisin
Paul Glimcher
Thomas Gold
A.O.Gomes
Brian Goodwin
Joshua Greene
Jacques Hadamard
Patrick Haggard
Stuart Hameroff
Augustin Hamon
Sam Harris
Hyman Hartman
John-Dylan Haynes
Martin Heisenberg
Werner Heisenberg
John Herschel
Jesper Hoffmeyer
E. T. Jaynes
William Stanley Jevons
Roman Jakobson
Pascual Jordan
Ruth E. Kastner
Stuart Kauffman
Martin J. Klein
Simon Kochen
Stephen Kosslyn
Ladislav Kovàč
Rolf Landauer
Alfred Landé
Pierre-Simon Laplace
David Layzer
Benjamin Libet
Seth Lloyd
Hendrik Lorentz
Josef Loschmidt
Ernst Mach
Donald MacKay
Henry Margenau
James Clerk Maxwell
Ernst Mayr
Ulrich Mohrhoff
Jacques Monod
Emmy Noether
Abraham Pais
Howard Pattee
Wolfgang Pauli
Massimo Pauri
Roger Penrose
Steven Pinker
Colin Pittendrigh
Max Planck
Susan Pockett
Henri Poincaré
Daniel Pollen
Ilya Prigogine
Hans Primas
Adolphe Quételet
Juan Roederer
Jerome Rothstein
David Ruelle
Erwin Schrödinger
Aaron Schurger
Claude Shannon
David Shiang
Herbert Simon
Dean Keith Simonton
B. F. Skinner
Roger Sperry
John Stachel
Henry Stapp
Tom Stonier
Antoine Suarez
Leo Szilard
William Thomson (Kelvin)
Peter Tse
Vlatko Vedral
Heinz von Foerster
John von Neumann
John B. Watson
Daniel Wegner
Steven Weinberg
Paul A. Weiss
John Wheeler
Wilhelm Wien
Norbert Wiener
Eugene Wigner
E. O. Wilson
H. Dieter Zeh
Ernst Zermelo
Wojciech Zurek

Presentations

Biosemiotics
Free Will
Mental Causation
James Symposium
 
Information Philosopher Articles
Publications:
Doyle, Robert O., 2009. "Free Will: it’s a normal biological property, not a gift or a mystery,” Nature, 459 (June 2009): 1052.

Doyle, Robert O., 2010. “Jamesian Free Will,” William James Studies, Vol. 5, p. 1

Doyle, Bob, 2011. “Free Will: The Scandal in Philosophy (PDFs on line, hard copy at Amazon)

Doyle, Bob, 2012, Review of Terrence Deacon, Incomplete Nature, BioScience, March 2012 / Vol. 62 No. 3

Doyle, Robert O, 2013. “The Two-Stage Solution to the Problem of Free Will,” in Is Science Compatible with Free Will?, Springer

Doyle, Bob, 2016. “Great Problems in Philosophy (and Physics) Solved? (PDFs )

Doyle, Bob, 2016. “Metaphysics Problems, Puzzles, and Paradoxes Solved? (PDFs, )

Doyle, Bob, 2017. “My God, He Plays Dice! How Albert Einstein Invented Most of Quantum Mechanics (PDF chapter drafts, )

Videos
Ninety-minute lecture at the William James Symposium at Harvard in August, 2010

The Two-Stage Solution to the Problem of Free Will Social Trends Institute Experts Meeting, Barcelona, October 28-30, 2010

A 10-minute Flash tutorial on Free Will (2009)

Citations:
Neuringer, Allen and Greg Jensen, 2010, "Operant Variability and Voluntary Action," Psychological Review, Vol. 117, No. 3, 972–993 [esp. p.991]

Brembs, Björn, 2010, “Towards a scientific concept of free will as a biological trait,” Proceedings of the Royal Society, B (Biology), December,

The Oxford Handbook of Free Will, 2011, ed. Robert Kane, p.23

"STI Contributes to Free Will Debate, Social Trends Institute, July 8, 2011 "

Lambert, Craig. "Two Steps to Free Will," Harvard Magazine, September-October 2012,

Mente e Libertà? (Mind and Freedom?), Interview, Avvenire, June 4, 2013.

Simonton, Dean Keith, 2013, “Creative Thoughts as Acts of Free Will: A Two-Stage Formal Integration,” Review of General Psychology, December, DOI:10.1047/a0032803

Possible journals:
The Information Philosopher hopes to publish articles in the major philosophical journals where the greatest articles of philosophy have appeared in the past century.
Here we make a brief survey of the journals, identifying seminal articles that may deserve a specific response. Perhaps we will name articles fittingly and of course include the importance of the journal's earlier articles in our introduction. Match notes/biblio styles.

  • Mind
  • Monist
  • Philosophy
  • The Journal of Philosophy (Rod Chisholm)
  • Noûs
  • The Philosophical Review, D. Reidel
  • Philosophical Studies, Dordrecht
  • Astrophysical Journal (On Entropy and Information Growth in the Expanding Universe)
  • American Philosophical Quarterly
  • Proceedings of the British Academy
  • Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society (C. A. Campbell)
  • Journal of Consciousness Studies
  • Philosophy of Science
  • Philosopher's Imprint (new, online)
  • Philosophical Issues
  • Philosophical Perspectives (Nous)
  • Philosophical Topics
  • Philosophy Compass
  • Philosophy Now
  • Synthese
  • The Journal of Ethics
  • Ethics
  • Journal of Statistical Physics
  • Journal of Mathematical Physics
  • Journal of Physics A
  • Physical Review (and Phys. Rev. Letters)
  • Letters in Mathematical Physics (reply to Syros article)
  • Journal of Information Philosophy (J.I.P.?)
  • William James Studies
  • Hume Studies?
  • Review of General Psychology (APA)
Study all the articles in the major anthologies, and spend time in the Widener reading room on recent issues.
Journal Title Author Date Volume
Mind Free Will As Involving Determination And Inconceivable Without It R. E. Hobart January, 1934 XLIII, 169, p.1
Mind Freewill And Moral Responsibility P. H. Nowell Smith 1948 LVII, p.46
Mind Is "Free Will" a Pseudo-Problem? C. A. Campbell October, 1951 LX, 446-465
The Journal of Philosophy Actions, Reasons, and Causes Donald Davidson November 1963 LX, No 23, 685-700
The Journal of Philosophy Alternate Possibilities and Moral Responsibility Harry Frankfurt 1969 LXVI, No 23, 829-39
The Philosophical Review Free Will As Involving Determinism Philippa Foot 1957 LXVI, 439-450
Philosophical Studies The Impossibility of Moral Responsibility Galen Strawson 1994 Vol. 75, Nos. 1-2, pp. 5-24
J. Consciousness Studies The Hard Problem? David Chalmers 1996? ?
Possible article titles:
  • I Could Have Done Otherwise! (Doing Otherwise)
  • Free Will As Involving Indeterminism And Inconceivable Without It (Mind)
  • Free Will Is a Pseudo-Problem (and its dis-solution) (Mind)
  • Whence Comes This Freedom? (Lucretius mistranslated and anticipating Locke
  • Is "Determinism" a Pseudo-Problem? (or Illusion, below)
  • Is "Compatibilism" a Pseudo-Problem?
  • Giving Determinists What They Say They Want (where?)
  • Strong (or New?) Compatibilism - Free Will Compatible With Both (Adequate) Determinism and Indeterminism (a/k/a Soft Incompatibilism)
  • Locating the Randomness Generator in the Mind (Where and When)
  • Hegel, Darwin, and Freedom
  • The Fixation of Belief in Information Structures
  • The Doctrine of Contingency (Necessity) Re-Examined (The Monist)
  • Entropy and Information Growth in the Expanding Universe
  • God, Freedom, Immortality, and Information Theory
  • Getting "Ought" from Information (Philosophy)
  • Jamesian Free Will (William James Studies)
  • Chance and Choice (from William James to Quantum Uncertainty)
  • Chaos and Cosmos (Entropy and Info Growth)
  • Chaos Theory and Complexity Are Deterministic Theories
  • Chance and Necessity (Monod)
  • The Decline and Fall of Determinism
  • Atoms and Avoid(ability) (Epicurus pun, Dennett reaction)
  • Free Will and the Law (Phil. Trans. Royal Society London, B - Greene & Cohen)
  • We know our will is free, but there's no end on't (i.e, the endless controversy, pace Johnson, James quote on evergreen problem, many others)
  • (Why) I-Phi (rhymes with Hi-Fi, Sci-Fi, and Wi-Fi)
  • I-Phi is Iffy (chancy, contingent, random, uncertain...)
  • Beating a Dead Pseudo-Problem
  • In Defense of Common Sense (used before)
  • The Will Is NOT Free! (John Locke et al. - it is adequately determined)
  • Determinism and Chance in Hume and Hobart (Compatibilist Overreach)
  • On Panicky Metaphysics (it is determinism, not freedom, that is metaphysical)
  • The Lost Generations of Philosophers (cf. Skinner, Cog Sci, Quetelet/Buckle, pseudo-problems, Determinism)
  • AAA Philosophers (Anglo-American Analytic - Academy?)
  • Dis-Solving the Non-Sense (of Free Will)
  • The Adjective "Free"(when pejorative) Does Not Modify "Will" (John Locke, Wretched Subterfuge, Word Jugglery)
  • Gorgias and the Philadelphia Lawyer on Compatibilism (3-part argument)
  • Scientism and Logicism (Sophisms, C.I.Lewis on logicism?)
  • Canonical Compatibilism
  • The ErGODic Process Within Us - (Process Philosophy - Whitehead)
  • On Miracles (the causa sui in all of us, cf Stoic λογικος, A.A.Long)
  • The Dialectic of "Free Will" (random thesis, determinist antithesis, free synthesis - of two opposites, Hegel, Peirce)
  • Freedom, Determinism, and Responsibility (a better triad)
  • Liberum Arbitrium Indifferentiae (from Maxwell to Russell, and arcane R. Kane, but careful, it may be the Randomness Objection or the Luck Objection)
  • The Information "Turn" (cf, the "Linguistic Turn")
  • Deciding Differently in Exactly the Same Circumstances without being Irrational (dual-control, dual-ability)
  • If we don't have Free Will, we might have Free Won't (Libet, Richard Taylor? Just Say No, Wm James!)
  • Second Thoughts, What If?, Instant Preplay.
  • Beyond Determinism and Randomness (the Standard Argument)
  • Continuous Creation (of Information, cf. T Gold cosmology)
  • Information Theology
  • Doyle's Demon (or Angel? - an Anti-Frankfurt Demon, so Alternate Possibilities and Moral Responsibility)
  • The Practice of Alternate Possibilities (Pragmatism, Moral Responsibility)
  • Refuting the Randomness Objection
  • The Ethical Fallacy in the Free Will Debates (that choices are free only when they are moral, right, good, etc. cf. akrasia.)
  • Information as the Principum Individuum
  • Overgeneralization, or the Logical Fallacy of Deducing All from Some, from , Universals from Individuals/Particulars (Deducing vs. postulating determinism and causality)
  • Free Will - The Problem Solved (or variations, Classical Problem Solved, etc.)
  • The Standard Argument against Free Will
  • Is Free Will A Capitalist Plot? (cf, Nietzsche hangman, Naturalism.org, Pissed off anthropologist)
  • Buridan's Philosopher (Agnosticism? stuck between determinism and free will - or indeterminism)
  • Agent Causality without Metaphysics
  • Event Acausality a Prerequisite for an Agent Causality That Is Not Pre-Determined
  • Two-stage models are NOT Event Causal (Causa sui or Soft Causality, thus don't fit in the standard taxonomy)
  • Naturalism is a Modernism (a Scientism, a Rationalism)
  • Naturalism Throws Out the Gifts with the Giver - God (Naturalism assumes we lack free will because of the myth that animals lack free will, that Free Will a gift of God to humanity)
  • Naturalism, Humanism, and Exceptionalism (Humanity Continuous with the Animals)
  • Philosophy Too Important to be Left to the (Academic AAA) Philosophers
  • The Agnostic Strategy (Philosophical Arguments That Are True Whether or Not Determinism Is True, Mele)
  • Laws of Nature - Neither Laws Nor Natural?
  • Free Will and the Immune System (cf. also Protein/Enzyme Formation)
  • The Illusion of Determinism
  • The Practical Failures of Philosophical Logic and Language (? Why Logic and Language cannot ground Knowledge, but Information Can?)
  • The Asymmetry Between Determinism and Indeterminism (cf Susan Wolf,
  • To Do or Not To Do (always the last option, James, the indisputable freedom, Chisholm?)
  • Alternative Possibilities are NOT Probabilities (cf. van Inwagen, Kane, someone claims our mind can "adjust" those probabilities - Margenau?, Compton?)
  • Intelligent Design is Dead, Long Live Intelligent Designers!
  • With the Origin of Life, Purpose Entered the Universe
  • Determinism is an Intellectual Challenge, Indeterminism is an Emotional Challenge (Reasons, Passions, Demasio, James, Aquinas)
  • Naturalizing Theology
  • Information Theology (ΙΘ)
  • Why Is There Something Rather Than Nothing? (If all was chaos...)
  • The Scandal of Moral Philosophy (i.e., the Illusionists and Revisionists, who should know better than the "folk" that they don't know better than common sense - cf. e.g., Scandal of not knowing the external world exists))
  • Comparing Scientists and Philosophers, - Community of Inquirers Seeking Inter-subjective Agreement a posteriori, Community of Inquirers in Semi-permanent Disagreement a priori)
  • Peak of the Meditation (for Nietzsche, when becoming becomes Being, for i-phi, when the source of all values is a cosmic good, or when inter-subjective agreement gets closest to objectivity, as near to "truth" as possible for finite beings)
  • When Does Skepticism Become Sophistry (counterexamples)
  • Superstructure and Base (appreciating the microscopic chaotic base for our macroscopic information superstructure, more profound than good versus evil, though quantum > entropy a difficult process to comprehend)
  • Ethics Naturalized
  • Naturalism a Scientism and Determinism (see Sidgwick, Mill, on Need for Causality)
  • Information Ethics
  • Epistemology Fully Naturalized
  • Information Epistemology (I.E. = id est, What that is, What is, etc.)
  • Information Consciousness (IC, "I see", to be conscious is to be aware of information in the world, to react to it, to internalize it, and to act on it. Etymology of conscious, conscience. - with knowledge? Yes, con + scire sharing knowledge)
  • Correspondence Theory in Information Philosophy
  • Ideal Gas, Classical Gas, Quantum Gas
  • The Suppression of Chaos (error detection, correction - and masking?)
  • The Origins of Randomness - classical ideal = number of microstates, physical = quantum discreteness)
  • The Information Turn (in Philosophy) cf. Rorty (this term used already - Informational Turn)
  • Collapse of the Wave Function (Explained)
  • The Origin of Information in the Universe
  • Teaching the Paradoxes (Lorentz contraction, Schrödinger's Cat, Two-slit, etc.)
  • The Biophysical Basis of Behavioral Freedom (w/ Martin Heisenberg? Daniel Koshland, Free Flight guys)
  • The Great Philosophical Synthesis of Libertarian and Determinist Views on Free Will
  • Four Degrees of Separation (Free from Will, Moral from Responsibility, FW from MR, Moral Responsibility from the Culture of Vengeance. Cannot separate MR from Desert, but if FW, hope that Education, Rehabilitation, and Medical intervention (e.g., Pharma-psychology as needed) can overcome/correct unacceptable causal influences of heredity and environment, etc.
  • Separating Free Will from Moral Responsibilty
  • Eddington's Error > Kane's Mistake (destroys his SFAs; Significance, pp.128-9)
  • The Standard Argument Against Free Will: Simple, Logical, and Wrong
  • Hume's Determinism, James's Dilemma, Eddington's Error, and Strawson's Reaction (Doyle's Cogito Synthesis of Libertarianism and Determinism)
  • A Quantum Event in the Brain (implicit assumption is one quantum event = one decision)
  • Quantum Events in the Brain (actually billions of quantum events - as noise - and even more thermal noise) - for Nature?
  • Subliminal Suggestions in The Theater of Consciousness. (Nearby conversations, Words in visual field)
  • Given Infinite Time and Many Worlds (could we prove any argument?).
  • Hume's Reconciling Project (cf. Paul Russell, Anthony Flew)
  • Available Entropy (Linux and Merlin)
  • Necessity, Chance, and Free Will (the Τertium Ϙuid) (cf. Sorabji, Aristotle, and Epicurus)
  • Creativity and Free Will (cf. Dean Simonton, Donald Campbell)
  • Counterfactuals and Alternative Possibilities (Ned Hall)
  • Must Liberals Deny Free Will? (NY Review, wait for reviewable books, Dworkin)
  • Is Libertarian Free Will Politically Incorrect?
  • The Two-Stage Model of Free Will (STI-Barcelona)
  • The Seven Levels of Selection (Cosmic/Physical, Biological/"Natural", Instinctive, Learned, Predictive, Reflective/Normative, Cultural/Social)
  • Entropy Flows - Entropy per Bit, per Baryon
  • The Source of Stable Information Structures (Life is Metastable)
  • Spontaneity and Selection (ἀυτόματον και προαιρησις)
  • Mind Over Matter - How Downward Causation Actually Works, in which we show how information, while neither matter nor energy, influences bodily motions. (references to Descartes, Maxwell, Eccles, Donald Campbell, Roger Penrose, and others)
  • The Will to Believe - in Free Will ("Will" James and Jamesian Free Will)
  • The Immaterial, Informational, and Immortal Mind (for Mind and Matter - Atmanspacher, Penrose, Stapp, Hodgson, Hameroff, Bohm, Porphyry plus Mysteries, Infinities, and other implausibles)
  • The Die is Cast (Alea Iacta Est) On Probabilities
  • Van Inwagen Remains a Mystery
  • Must Atheists Be Determinists (False by association - God, Freedom, and Immortality)
  • - 2013
  • Conditions for the Emergence of Life from Matter and Mind from Life (ex nihilo, nihil fit)
  • The Information Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics
  • The Origins of Irreversibility
  • The Horizon and Flatness Problems Solved
  • A Primitive, Non-Computational, Model for Consciousness - to JCS
  • The Experience Recorder and Reproducer - a Mind Model
  • Multiple Universes, Yes, Alternative Possibilities, No! (Today's Philosophers)
  • William James (Focus Attention) and the Single Neuron
  • Einstein's Quantum Mechanics
  • Who Discovered Indeterminism, Quantum Jumps, Wave-Function Collapses, Particle-Wave Duality, and Ontological Chance?
  • The Origins of Irreversibility - Boltzmann's Molecular Chaos
  • The Transition (Emergence) from the Quantum to the Classical World
  • The Emergence of Determinism
  • The Emergence of Matter, of Life from Matter, and Mind from Life.
  • Dirac's Three Polarizers (make a YouTube video! - illustrate superposition, measurement, and projection/collapse) diagrams plus video.
  • Laser Two-Slit Experiment (YouTube)
  • The Death and Rebirth of the Mind (1913-2013) John Watson page
  • The Battle of Two Demons - Laplace (pre-determined) vs. Maxwell (intelligent)
  • Quantum Physics for Philosophers
  • The Information Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics (Copenhagen - observer, - classical apparatus, + information creation)
  • The Brain/mind Is Not a Computer, Especially Not a Quantum Computer.
  • Possibilities, Probabilities, Actuality
    Wave/Particle "Duality" = Possibilities/Actuality Temporal Sequence
  • nec tempore certo, et nec regione loci certa
  • The Possibilities Function (knows about open slits, chance plus knowledge/cognitive)
  • Anomalous (i.e.,free), Dual-Aspect Monism (and Property Dualism)
  • There is Only One Source of Irreversibility in the Universe
  • What Is the Anomaly in Anomalous Monism? (freedom, knowledge, knowing, agency)
  • Einstein's Forgotten Contributions to Quantum Mechanics
  • The Preferred Frame: Solving the Mystery of Entanglement and Nonlocality
  • The One Mystery in Quantum Mechanics
  • Cosmic Creation and Human Creativity
  • 1913-2013: The Death and Rebirth of the Mind (John Broadus Watson)
  • How Words Failed (Fail?) Philosophy
  • Replacing Beliefs with Knowledge
  • Replacing a Creator with the Creation Process
  • The Words/Ideas Ratio (including new info, for a philosopher, for all philosophers, old wine, new bottles)
  • Anti-Theism, not Atheism (just a "belief")
  • Biology as Communications between Information Processors
  • The Why at the End (or Beginning) of the Universe
  • Why the Quantum? To Give Us Possibilities, Creativity, Freedom
  • The Participatory Universe? We Are Co-Creators!
  • "It from Bit" better seen as "Bits from Its" (Metaphysical Ideas/Info about Physical Things)
  • Decoherence Claims Are Incoherent!
  • Are Philosophers "Determined" Never To Create A New Idea? (they are certainly "determined" to reject them!)
  • Book Ideas


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