Fundamental Mathematics of Consciousness


  • Menas Kafatos Chapman University


Mathematics, Consciousness, Quantum mechanics


We explore a mathematical formalism that ties together the observer with the observed in the view that Consciousness is primary, operating through three principles which apply at all levels, the essence of qualia of experience. The formalism is a simplified version of Hilbert space mathematics encountered in quantum mechanics. It does, however, go beyond specific interpretations of quantum mechanics and has strong philosophical foundations in Western philosophy as well as monistic systems of the East. The implications are explored and steps for the full development of this axiomatic mathematical approach to Consciousness are discussed.




How to Cite

Kafatos, M. (2015). Fundamental Mathematics of Consciousness. Cosmos and History: The Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy, 11(2), 175–188. Retrieved from

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