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A Stone May Be Conscious

Kedar Joshi

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This work attempts to demonstrate the significant possibility (as contrast to the superhyperbolic or the least possibility) in an apparently inanimate thing, like a stone, being conscious. According to the semi-idealistic framework of the NSTP (Non – Spatial Thinking Process) theory, any spatial, and therefore illusive/virtual, entity may have (real non-spatial) feelings/states of consciousness associated with it, provided it has an appropriate conceptual representation in the superhuman engine. A stone, for example, being an apparently spatial entity, may have conceptual representation in the superhuman mind/NSTPs/engine so as to be conscious. Thus, it may be that a broken stone feels pain till its death and then its pieces become conscious. The kind/type of states of consciousness associated with a stone depends entirely upon the kind/type of conceptual representation it has in the superhuman engine.

The NSTP (Non – Spatial Thinking Process) Theory

The NSTP theory is a (philosophy of mind) semi-idealistic as well as semi-dualistic theory that the material universe, where some peculiar phenomena like quantum non-locality exist in, is exclusively a group of superhuman as well as non-superhuman thinking processes existing in the form of (non-spatial physical/material) feelings (i. e. states of consciousness). In computer terminology, it regards the (material) universe as a non-spatial computer, with hardware of (non-spatial) feelings and software of superhuman as well as non-superhuman thoughts/ideas, including those of space, which is then an illusive/virtual/merely apparent entity. The mere existence of the superhuman thoughts is responsible for the empirical (i. e. a posteriori) order in the non-superhuman ones. The theory, however, accepts the possibility of the reality of space, the space where the phenomena like quantum non-locality do not exist in. The theory is constituted of 6 axioms, 1 theorem, and 3 conjectures. The key strength and novelty in the theory lies in its axiomatic/self-evident foundation, its innovative semi-idealism and semi-dualism, and, in general, its road to idealism and dualism.

Kedar Joshi- Superultramodern (SUM) Science and Philosophy


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