A Mind/Mathematics Dualistic Foundation of Physical Reality

by Sylvain Poirier

by Sylvain Poirier

Quote:In a refined version of Wigner's interpretation of quantum physics, the Universe is[/font][/size] explained as a part of the mathematical world (a specific history inside Everett's many-worlds) that is distinguished by the event of being consciously perceived. Physics focuses on the mathematical side of this combination, that is a Platonic mathematical realm slightly less than infinite. Consciousness provides the substance of time and randomness, beyond their mathematical forms as 4th dimension and probability laws.

Quote:Consciousness can explore mathematics, but mathematics cannot describe consciousness.While mathematical reality is analytic (systems are divisible into parts, down to mute elements), consciousness is fundamentally synthetic (its divisions can only be approximations). Conscious events are subject to time order, which is their order of relative existence: an event A “coming before” an event B is an event that exists inside B (in memory, even if it may be hard to retrieve). In other words, past events exist but future events are not determined yet.

'Historically, we may regard materialism as a system of dogma set up to combat orthodox dogma...Accordingly we find that, as ancient orthodoxies disintegrate, materialism more and more gives way to scepticism.'

- Bertrand Russell

- Bertrand Russell