hodgson notes - Ch 4:QUANTUM PHYSICS CONSCIOUSNESS AND FREE WILL David Hodgson Intro The Determinist Question and Modern Science Quantum Theory 1

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Modern Science ntary particles don’t have exact position and momenta- simultaneously known by any intelligent being ecisely predictable; only probabilistic limits of human knowledge ce still relevant to FW debates: enge orthodox interpretation of QM indeterminism. influence on Macroscopic Human Behavor (T. Honderich & D. Pereboom) FW to concept of FW; agent in control of action gaining influence in other biological science Ch 4: Quantum Physics, Consciousness, and Free Will avid Hodgson 1. I NDETERMINISM , N ONLOCALITY , AND O BSERVER -P ARTICIPATION QM R EPRESENTATIONS Classic Physics : Quantities of observable properties are represented directly by mathematical objects; (Energy of a system = E ) QM : mathematical objects indicate probabilities of observables o ∣ψ > : Rep. state of physical system- if a measurement of an observable is made the possible results are energy levels E 1 , E 2 , …, E n , with respective probabilities P 1 , P 2 , …, P n . o Each quantity E n is associated with a dif Possible state (energy eigenstate ) of the system rep. by ∣ψ > n .
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