Information and consciousness

Abstract: I show how Surimposium, a theory of consciousness based on complexity, encompasses existing positions on information and consciousness, that of philosophers, physicalists, and new panconscious theories including Tononi’s integrated information. Three positions Three positions on information and consciousness:1) Classical philosophical: information is relative to a conscious observer (Searle).2) Classical materialist: information exists in itself, … Read more

Alone in the Universe??

Abstract: Some predict that we are alone in the Universe, others that life is commonplace. Why so much discrepancy? It stems from a misunderstanding of complexity, and who observes, the Simple or the Complex. Is infinity big enough? Jean-Pierre Bibring, astrophysicist at Paris-Saclay and looking like a reincarnated Einstein, makes a discouraging or reassuring prediction, … Read more

A diagnosis of sociology

Abstract: On the occasion of an index published by the French National Education, which shows a growing educational segregation, I show that sociology and philosophy are lost in the description of symptoms without a real diagnostic approach. In question, the weakness of the psychological models of the human hidden behind the citizen. Neuroscience, which vampirizes … Read more

Summary of the Universal Philosophical Method

I explained earlier the genesis of a Universal Philosophical Method (UniPhiM). Long and difficult article. It is worth extracting the main practical elements of the method, and their justification: –A framework: the complex dimension. Includes material and virtual in a staggering of information levels.-What is watching? Definition of an observer, obligatorily registered at a level … Read more

A universal philosophy

Abstract: I construct a universal philosophical method starting from the act of knowing, through different binarisms: known/unknown, self/non-self —the interaction, within the mind, between representations of the self and the real; the former diverge from other self(s), the latter converge. How to fit all this into a single reality, especially with an inaccessible reality per … Read more

Complex Aristotle

Abstract: Aristotle, the most influential genius that Earth has carried, used the double look at things but lacked a framework to formalize the complex dimension. It unwittingly fostered an inextinguishable confrontation between materialism and idealism. The most demanding analytical mind goes astray if it is not in the right framework. Material and purpose The double … Read more

How to Really Solve the Mind-Body Problem (5)

Abstract: The complex dimension has two axes: horizontal complexion —our classic systems of interacting elements and their models— and vertical complexion —overlapping systems, an elementary constituting a superior. A ‘platist’ trend sees this vertical axis as an illusion. I show that it is in fact a dualistic dead end excluding our mind. The metaphor of … Read more

The platist school

The way in which humans have theorized the relationship between matter and their mind is divided into three great eras: incompatibility, assimilation, coincidence. 1st era: incompatibility The contrast between material and spiritual is an evidence recognized since the dawn of humanity. The explanations provided during the first era, until the middle of the twentieth century, … Read more

Nexialism: definition

A nexialist is a specialist in transdisciplinarity. A non-specialist in fact. His knowledge has no borders. On the contrary, he must explore all areas, without trying to push his expertise in any. This extra time would be missing from his other explorations. And it usually arrives in less safe terrain. The nexialist invents bridges. His … Read more