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Case for Dualism Hardcover – September, 1989

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  • Hardcover: 265 pages
  • Publisher: Univ of Virginia Pr (September 1989)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0813912067
  • ISBN-13: 978-0813912066
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 6.5 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,410,755 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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0 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Robert Jones on July 31, 2010
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I do not agree with mind-body dualism. Today the consensus view is that thought and mind is a combination of processes like memory, generalization, comparison, deduction, organization, induction, classification, feature detection, analogy, etc. performed by computational machinery. (see [...], Philosophy, theory of thought and mind)

But I believe that quantum mechanics is a more plausible dualist theory of reality. The quantum mechanical wave function is nonphysical; it exists in a 3N space (for an N body system) not in (x,y,z,t) 4-space, and does not possess physical properties. But real physical things like energy (which do exist in our 4-space world) influence the wave function and the wave function, in its turn, influences real physical things, like where a particle can be found in 4-space. The coupling between the spirit-like wave function and things found in the real (4-space) world (like energy) is via mathematical equations like the Schrodinger equation and Born normalization.
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