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Contents:

Preface

Introduction and Definitions

Chapter 1. Theorem I: The Mind and the Brain are Inseparable Counterparts

  • 1.1. Physical properties of the mind and mental processes
  • 1.2. Theorem I
  • 1.3. Generalizations
  • 1.4. Predictions
  • 1.5. Remarks

Chapter 2. Theorem II: The Mind is the Composite of all Information-processing Processes of the Brain

  • 2.1. The nature of the mind and mental processes
  • 2.2. Theorem II
  • 2.3. Physicalism and dualism
  • 2.4. Implications
  • 2.5. Predictions
  • 2.6. Remarks

Chapter 3. Qualia, Conscious Awareness, and Conscious Experience

  • 3.1. Quale and qualia
  • 3.2. Conscious awareness and conscious experience
  • 3.3. Conscious vs unconscious awareness and experiences
  • 3.4. Quale vs conscious experience
  • 3.5. Types of qualia
  • 3.6. Sensory perception qualia as representations of the outside world
  • 3.7. Summary
  • 3.8. Predictions

Chapter 4. Theorem III: Qualia are Physical Phenomena

  • 4.1. Physical properties of qualia
  • 4.2. Theorem III
  • 4.3. Predictions
  • 4.4. How to test qualia’s occurrences in people

Chapter 5. Theorem IV: A Quale is a Special Kind of Signaling Pattern  

  • 5.1. The nature of qualia and Theorem IV
  • 5.2. The nature of conscious awareness and conscious experience
  • 5.3. Products of of neural process evolution
  • 5.4. Effects of qualia
  • 5.5. The hard problem of qualia
  • 5.6. Predictions
  • 5.7. Remarks

Chapter 6. Theorem V: Consciousness is a Special Kind of Reentrant Signaling State 

  • 6.1 Definition of consciousness
  • 6.2. Consciousness neural process
  • 6.3. Theorem V
  • 6.4. Effects of consciousness
  • 6.5. The hard problem of consciousness
  • 6.6. Consciousness in other beings, other entities, or other mental states
  • 6.7. Predictions
  • 6.8. Remarks

Chapter 7. Ancillary Theorems: Theorem VI – Theorem IX

  • 7.1.1. Theorem VIa
  • 7.1.2. Theorem VIb
  • 7.1.3. Implications
  • 7.1.4. Predictions
  • 7.1.5. Remarks
  • 7.2.1. Theorem VII
  • 7.2.2. Prediction
  • 7.2.3. Remarks
  • 7.3.1. Theorem VIII
  • 7.3.2. Prediction
  • 7.4.1. Theorem IX
  • 7.4.2. Prediction

Chapter 8. Theorem X. Mental Interactions are Physical Processes

  • 8.1. Mental Force
  • 8.2. Mental process interactions
  • 8.3. Theorem X
  • 8.4. Indications
  • 8.5. Predictions

Chapter 9. Variable Qualia

  • 9.1. Physically-originated variable qualia
  • 9.2. Non-physically-originated variable qualia
  • 9.3. Summary
  • 9.4. Predictions

Chapter 10. p-Zombie

  • 10.1. p-Zombie: the definitions
  • 10.2. A human and a p-Zombie: the differences
  • 10.2. Effects of qualia and consciousness

Chapter 11. Self

  • 11.1. Self-consciousness
  • 11.2. Self-Identity
  • 11.3. Self-preservation
  • 11.4. Location of “self” neural processes
  • 11.5. Life After Death
  • 11.6. Summary

Chapter 12. Free Will and Determinism

  • 12.1. The meanings of free will
  • 12.2. The process of making decisions; natural will and unnatural will
  • 12.3. Free will
  • 12.4. Is free will predetermined?
  • 12.5. Is Nature Deterministic?
  • 12.6. The predetermined free will

Glossary

Conclusions

Bibliography


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