David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Neuroquantology 8 (1):37-48 (2010)
This article discusses the prospects of quantum psychiatry from a Bohmian point of view, which provides an ontological interpretation of quantum theory, and extends such ontology to include mind. At first, we discuss the more general relevance of quantum theory to psychopathology. The basic idea is that because quantum theory emphasizes the role of wholeness, it might be relevant to psychopathology, where breakdown of unity in the mental domain is a key feature. We then discuss the role of information in psychopathology, and consider the connections with quantum theory in this area. In particular, we discuss David Bohm’s notion of active information, which arises in the ontological interpretation of quantum theory, and is suggested to play a fundamental role as the bridge between mind and matter. Some such bridge is needed if we are to understand how subtle mental properties are able to influence more manifest physical properties in the brain (all the way to the molecular and possibly microtubular level), and how changes in those possibly quantum‐level physical processes are able to influence higher cognitive functions. We also consider the implications of the notion of active information for psychopathology. The prospects of implementing the Bohmian scheme in neuroquantal terms are then briefly considered. Finally, we discuss some possible therapeutic implications of Bohm’s approach to information and the relation of mind and matter
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Albert Solé (2012). Muchos Mundos Bohmianos. Scientiae Studia 10 (1):105-136.
Sheldon Goldstein (2010). Bohmian Mechanics and Quantum Information. Foundations of Physics 40 (4):335-355.
Valia Allori & Nino Zanghi (2004). What is Bohmian Mechanics. International Journal of Theoretical Physics 43:1743-1755.
Basil J. Hiley & Paavo Pylkkanen (2005). Can Mind Affect Matter Via Active Information? Mind and Matter 3 (2):8-27.
James T. Cushing (2000). Bohmian Insights Into Quantum Chaos. Philosophy of Science 67 (3):445.
Albert Sol? (2013). Bohmian Mechanics Without Wave Function Ontology. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 44 (4):365-378.
Roderich Tumulka, Detlef Durr, Sheldon Goldstein & Nino Zanghi, Bohmian Mechanics. Compendium of Quantum Physics.
Michael Esfeld, Dustin Lazarovici, Mario Hubert & Detlef Dürr (2013). The Ontology of Bohmian Mechanics. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 65 (4):axt019.
Sheldon Goldstein, Bohmian Mechanics. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
Added to index2010-12-08
Total downloads63 ( #28,055 of 1,413,334 )
Recent downloads (6 months)13 ( #16,454 of 1,413,334 )
How can I increase my downloads?