Consciousness and Quantum Measurement

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2016
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http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/12244
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Chris Broka
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A variant of the von Neumann-Wigner Interpretation is proposed. It does not make use of the familiar language of wave functions and observers. Instead it pictures the state of the physical world as a vector in a Fock space and, therefore not, literally, a function of any spacetime coordinates. And, rather than segregating consciousness into individual points of view (each carrying with it a sense of its proper time), this model proposes only unitary states of consciousness, Q(t), where t represents a fiducial time with respect to which both the state of the physical world and the state of consciousness evolve. This would seem to impose a preferred Lorentz frame on the world. But it will be argued that no physical violations of relativity are engendered thereby.

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