Omnipresent Consciousness and Free Will

Janew, Claus (2011) Omnipresent Consciousness and Free Will. Journal of Consciousness Exploration and Research, 2 (6). pp. 78-86. ISSN ISSN: 2153-8212

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Abstract

This article is not an attempt to explain consciousness in terms basically of quantum physics or neuro-biology. Instead I should like to place the term "Consciousness" on a broader footing. I shall therefore proceed from everyday reality, precisely where we experience ourselves as conscious beings. I shall use the term in such a general way as to resolve the question whether only a human being enjoys consciousness, or even a thermostat. Whilst the difference is considerable, it is not fundamental. Every effect exists in the perception of a consciousness. I elaborate on its freedom of choice (leading to free will), in my view the most important source of creativity, in a similarly general way. The problems associated with a really conscious decision do not disappear by mixing determination with a touch of coincidence. Both must enter into a higher unity. In so doing it will emerge that a certain degree of freedom of choice (or free will) is just as omnipresent as consciousness - an inherent part of reality itself.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: consciousness, free will, freedom, choice, decision-making
Subjects: Philosophie > Philosophische Disziplinen > Bewußtseinsphilosophie, Philosophie des Geistes und der Psychologie
Philosophie > Philosophische Disziplinen > Epistemologie, Wissenschaftstheorie, Naturphilosophie
Philosophie > Philosophische Disziplinen > Metaphysik
Depositing User: Claus Janew
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2014 08:47
Last Modified: 03 Dec 2014 08:47
URI: http://sammelpunkt.philo.at/id/eprint/2432

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