Dialogues in Philosophy
Mental and Neuro Sciences

Dialogues in Philosophy, Mental and Neuro Sciences

The official journal of Crossing Dialogues
Volume 12, Issue 2 (December 2019)

A Contemporary Approach to Philosophy of Consciousness: NanoPhysicalism
Mustafa Erol & Alkim Erol
This work focuses on philosophical considerations of consciousness/mind, based on recent sparkling scientific progresses, especially on neuroscience and quantum physics and tries to contribute to resolve the hard problem. Our philosophical thesis assumes that consciousness/mind can be considered as a pure physical energy, appearing within the physical brain and can fully be resolved by physical laws, philosophically leading to a novel approach.
More specifically, the approach assumes that consciousness is an open quantum information field and an epiphenomenon of the brain, dynamically and instantly exchanges information as modulated physical energies/waves with cortical neurons of the brain. According to our philosophical approach, the consciousness can be considered as a sub-nano scale functional concept of the brain, hence the philosophical consideration could be named as ‘NanoPhysicalism’.
Consciousness, Consciousness Philosophy, Dualism, Monism, Physicalism, Human Structure
Dial Phil Ment Neuro Sci 2019; 12(2): 53-64
Received on May 27, 2019
Accepted on July 09, 2019
Firstly published online on December 30, 2019