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Paul Budnik

Mountain Math Software

The foundations of mathematics and physics no longer start
with fundamental entities and their properties like spatial
extension, points, lines or the billiard ball like particles of
Newtonian physics. Mathematics has abolished these from its
foundations in set theory by making all assumptions explicit and
structural. Particle physics has become completely mathematical,
connecting to physical reality only through experimental technique.
Applying the principles guiding the foundations of mathematics and
physics to philosophical analysis underscores that only conscious
experience has an intrinsic nature. This leads to a version of
realistic monism in which the essence and *totality* of the
existence of physical structure is immediate experience in some
form. Identifying physical structure with conscious experience
allows the application of mathematics to the evolution of
consciousness. Some of the implications from Gödel's
Incompleteness Theorem are connected to creativity and
ethics.

- Introduction
- Two Principles
- Analysis
- Qualia
- What Exists
- Consciousness and Structure
- Rules of Consciousness
- The Mathematics of Self Reflection
- Ethics and Consciousness
- Conclusions
- Bibliography
- About this document ...

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