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Causal Connection and Global Consciousness (Is Individuality an Evolutionary Accident?)

Version 1 : Received: 3 September 2020 / Approved: 4 September 2020 / Online: 4 September 2020 (11:11:07 CEST)

How to cite: De Angelis, A. Causal Connection and Global Consciousness (Is Individuality an Evolutionary Accident?). Preprints 2020, 2020090098 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202009.0098.v1). De Angelis, A. Causal Connection and Global Consciousness (Is Individuality an Evolutionary Accident?). Preprints 2020, 2020090098 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202009.0098.v1).

Abstract

We propose a novel interpretation of consciousness and an enlarged definition of locality, which provide a solution to the problem of the consistency of measurements in quantum mechanics: consciousness is a characteristics of the Universe as a whole. Besides its physical consequences, this interpretation has also moral implications: individuality comes out naturally to be just an accident functional to evolution which shaped past and present history through competition, and realizing this fact should enforce cooperation.

Subject Areas

Consciousness; Mind; Interpretations of Quantum Mechanics; Causality; Evolution

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