Is Consciousness All There Is?

The primary postulate in Tony Nader’s paper Consciousness Is All There Is: A Mathematical Approach  is that, quite simply, consciousness is all there is, thus reversing the customary paradigm of modern science that matter is all there is. After a discussion of this postulate, the paper proposes placing it in a mathematical framework by introducing fundamental axioms that are motivated by the experience and dynamics of consciousness.

The reasonableness of these axioms and the accompanying new theory of consciousness is tested in two ways: by deriving consequences from the axioms and comparing them to our experience of the world, and by verifying that heretofore unsolved problems can be solved with this new paradigm. Also the dynamics of consciousness are derived from these axioms. In particular, this approach provides a framework for a solution to the new problem of consciousness: How does the physical universe appear from consciousness? In later papers this axiomatic framework is developed more fully with further details of the undefined concepts and descriptions of the axioms.

For example, in the paper An Axiomatic Framework for Tony Nader’s Theory That Consciousness Is All There Is, Nader and John Lediaev present an axiomatic framework for this new theory and explore the extent to which the mathematical derivations from our axioms reflect the major aspects of that theory. Undefined terms of the axiomatic system such as Pure Consciousness and bit of consciousness are introduced with their intended interpretations. Eight axioms are given which describe the overall nature of consciousness.

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