A Systems Theory Approach to the Mind/Body Problem (ver. 1) The Black Box theory of Mind as given below suggests that the mind/body problem may be expressed analogously as a system theory in which mental consciousness or subjectivity is the time activity of the physical brain expressed in Fourier frequency space. A spacial transform may also be involved, but for the moment we will only consider the frequency transform. And it may be added that perhaps some different type of transform might succeed this version
The ultimate model for the mind is what is sometimes called "Platonia", a timeless perfect Heavenly world of reason. Being timeless, it is not unreasonable to characterize it as being subjective, that is, in frequency space. The objective physical Aristotelian world (down here below, so to speak) is more suitably chartacterizes as in time. Thus I propose that we have a dual-aspect reality, (a). The world from the objective, physical point of view, in time. (a)^-1, The world from the subjective, mental point of view, in frequency space ___________________________________________________________________________________________ The Black Box Consciousness Model [Objective Brain/Body->Subjective Mind/Mental->Objective Brain/Body]. Here's how I now see the whole mindbrain consciousness complex: I (physical input signal, brain/body, objective) ---> II (Consciousness [nonphysical black box "signal processing"] , mind/mental, subjective) ----> ----->III (physical output signal, brain/body, objective) I= Firstness (1p) = physical input signal from outside world into brain -----> II=Secondness (2p) = the mind's black box of mental (not brain) signal processing ---> III=Thirdness (3p) = physical signal output to outside world through brain. ________________________________________________________________ Without going into more detail at this point, the theory can be stated from: F (t) = Firstness or the objective (ohysical) input signal of the brain in time, F(w) = the subjective, mental or form of F(t) S (t) = Secondness or the System function in the t or objective world S (w) = Secondness or the System function in the w or subjective world T(t) = Thirdness or objective output signal of the brain in time, T(w) = the subjective, mental or form of T(t) The overall theory being: T(w) = F(w)+S(w) One might then define consciousness as S(w) = T(w)/F(w) ---------------------------------------------- [Roger Clough], [rclo...@verizon.net] 12/30/2012 "Forever is a long time, especially near the end." - Woody Allen -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. To unsubscribe from this group, send email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en.