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I have seen a few papers/articles which apparently show that dualism is supported by modern quantum mechanics:
- A Quantum-Mechanical Argument for Mind–Body Dualism
- QUANTUM MECHANICS AND DUALISM
- Quantum Dualism? — The Making of a Thriller, Part IV
However, there are some objections to dualism based on modern physics. Some of them, in no particular order, could be:
- Conservation of energy - Does dualism contradict thermodynamic conservation of energy?
- Emergent space - Adds a new dimension to the problem of interaction. If space is not fundamental, how can the mind interact with the "non-real" brain?
- Emergent time - If time is a purely physical phenomenon, how can a non-physical mind outside of the physical interact/have causal impact on a brain in a "separate" time system?
In general, does physics lend support to or help reject dualism?
asked Jul 29, 2019 at 21:24
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