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Points of Contact Between the Stappian Philosophy and Emergent Aspect Dualism

Tyler, C. W. ORCID: 0000-0002-1512-4626 (2019). Points of Contact Between the Stappian Philosophy and Emergent Aspect Dualism. Activitas Nervosa Superior, 61(1-2), pp. 6-11. doi: 10.1007/s41470-019-00039-y


Henry Stapp is well known for his advanced views of Quantum Physics and particularly for development of the view that the mind of the observer is intimately involved in the collapse of the wave function when an observation is made. He expands this view to a cosmic mind conceptualization that, in common with much of Quantum Physics, seems to challenge the bounds of rational logic. My own work has been in developing an Emergent Aspect Dualism of the nature of the universe that attempts to build a coherent philosophy of the mental and quantal complexities on an entirely rational basis. Yet, there are numerous points of contact between the two philosophies in the dual aspects of the nature of mind, the interrogative nature of consciousness, the elimination of the physical collapse of the wavefunction, and the creative emergence of the physical complexity of the universe. Where the philosophies diverge is in conceptualizing the existence of a cosmic mind underlying the organization of the physical universe; for Emergent Aspect Dualism the only form of cosmic mind could be the universe itself, operating at a cosmic time scale.

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Additional Information: © The Author(s) 2019. This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made.
Publisher Keywords: Quantum physics, Probability, Collapse, Wavefunction, Consciousness, Question, Emergence, Creativity, Universe, Mind
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Departments: School of Health & Psychological Sciences > Optometry & Visual Sciences
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