Contents

Preface

Introduction & Definitions

Chapter 1. Theorem I: The mind is Part of the  Functioning Brain

  • 1.1. 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 possibilities of the nature of a mental process
  • 2.2. Theorem II
  • 2.3. Physicalism and dualism
  • 2.4. Implications
  • 2.5. Predictions

Chapter 3. Qualia, Conscious Awareness, and Conscious Experience

  • 3.1. Quale and qualia
  • 3.2. Conscious awareness and conscious experience
  • 3.3. Quale and conscious experience
  • 3.4. Types of qualia
  • 3.5. Sensory perception qualia as representations of the outside world
  • 3.6. Information in the nervous system
  • 3.7. Implications
  • 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 Form 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 evolved neural processes
  • 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

Chapter 7. Theorem VI – IX. Identity, Similarity, and Difference of Neural Processes, Mental Processes, and Qualia

  • 7.1. Theorem VIa
  • 7.2. Theorem VIb
  • 7.3. Implications
  • 7.4. Predictions
  • 7.5. Remarks
  • 7.6. Theorem VII
  • 7.7. Prediction
  • 7.8. Remarks
  • 7.9. Theorem VIII
  • 7.10. Prediction
  • 7.11. Theorem IX
  • 7.12. 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. Different Qualia

  • 9.1. Objectively different qualia
  • 9.2. Randomly different qualia
  • 9.3. Restrictedly different qualia
  • 9.4. Summary
  • 9.5. Predictions

Chapter 10. p-Zombies

  • 10.1 p-Zombies
  • 10.2. Effects of perceptions with 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 decision; 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

Conclusions

Glossary ( with Abbreviations and List of figures)

Bibliography


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