Toy Models of Top Down Causation.


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Article
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Abstract

Models in which causation arises from higher level structures as well as from microdynamics may be relevant to unifying quantum theory with classical physics or general relativity. They also give a way of defining a form of panprotopsychist property dualism, in which consciousness and material physics causally affect one another. I describe probabilistic toy models based on cellular automata that illustrate possibilities and difficulties with these ideas.

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Keywords
cellular automata, consciousness, panprotopsychism, top-down causation
Journal Title
Entropy (Basel)
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Journal ISSN
1099-4300
1099-4300
Volume Title
22
Publisher
MDPI AG
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All rights reserved
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EPSRC (via University of York) (EP/M013472/1)