Consciousness At Work

It is challenging to study “consciousness” in and by itself. However, it may be easier to study “consciousness at work”—its dynamics and its manifestations. The Journal takes this position. In particular, it takes the position that postulates about consciousness as an abstract phenomenon or epiphenomenon are most amenable to investigation by scientifically analyzing and studying “consciousness at work.”

The ways in which human beings explore and express the experience of consciousness are as varied as nature itself. The following list contains some of the relevant sciences and other forms of human inquiry:

  • Physics and chemistry (physical/quantum mechanical theories of consciousness at work)
  • Biology and cognitive neuroscience (biological/electro-chemical/neural correlates of consciousness at work)
  • Mathematics (abstract representation of consciousness at work)
  • Psychology and cognitive sciences (objectification of subjective experiences of consciousness at work)
  • Economics, particularly behavioral economics (production, distribution, and consumption of resources in consciousness at work)
  • Philosophy (discursive representation of consciousness at work)
  • Arts (subjective creative representation of consciousness at work)
  • Religion (individual/group belief in the origins and dynamics of consciousness and consciousness at work)
  • Spirituality (personal and totally subjective experience of consciousness at work)
  • Study of pure consciousness itself (the field or screen “phenomenon” on which or by which all aspects of consciousness at work take place)

The International Journal of Mathematics and Consciousness maintains the position that of all such pursuits, mathematics, because of its rigor, depth, and effectiveness, is the most suitable discipline to study the interface between consciousness and the physical world. We invite all mathematicians, scientists, and thinkers to submit papers using a mathematical approach to consciousness and “consciousness at work” in all its aspects.

© 2015 International Journal of Mathematics and Consciousness.