Dialogue on Alternating Consciousness: From Perception to Infinities and Back to Free Will

Janew, Claus (2014) Dialogue on Alternating Consciousness: From Perception to Infinities and Back to Free Will. Journal of Consciousness Exploration & Research, 5 (4). pp. 351-391. ISSN 2153-8212

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Abstract

Can we trace back consciousness, reality, awareness, and free will to a single basic structure without giving up any of them? Can the universe exist in both real and individual ways without being composed of both? This dialogue founds consciousness and freedom of choice on the basis of a new reality concept that also includes the infinite as far as we understand it. Just the simplest distinction contains consciousness. It is not static, but a constant alternation of perspectives. From its entirety and movement, however, there arises a freedom of choice being more than reinterpreted necessity and unpredictability. Although decisions ultimately involve the whole universe, they are free in varying degrees also here and now. The unity and openness of the infinite enables the individual to be creative while this creativity directly and indirectly enters into all other individuals without impeding them. A contrary impression originates only in a narrowed awareness. But even the most conscious and free awareness can neither anticipate all decisions nor extinguish individuality. Their creativity is secured.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: consciousness, reality, free will, awareness, perception, individual, infinity
Subjects: Philosophie > Philosophische Disziplinen > Metaphysik
Philosophie > Philosophische Disziplinen > Bewußtseinsphilosophie, Philosophie des Geistes und der Psychologie
Philosophie > Philosophische Disziplinen > Epistemologie, Wissenschaftstheorie, Naturphilosophie
Depositing User: Claus Janew
Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2014 09:05
Last Modified: 16 Dec 2014 12:54
URI: http://sammelpunkt.philo.at/id/eprint/2405

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