Abstract Submitted for TSC 2014
Abstract Title: Multisense Realism: Ultimate Topics In Consciousness
Primary Topic Area: [01.02]……..Ontology of consciousness
Secondary Topic Area: [01.07]……..The ‘hard problem’ and the explanatory gap
Abstract: Multisense Realism (MSR) is intended to pick up where panpsychism leaves off. Consisting of an informal framework of core concepts developed from diverse influences such as semiotics, neuroscience, and anthropology, MSR proposes a united continuum of physics and phenomenology. MSR addresses five problems (The Hard Problem of Consciousness, The Explanatory Gap, The Combination or Binding Problem, The Symbol Grounding Problem, and the Mind Body Symmetry Problem) as a single Presentation Problem, while exposing fundamental flaws in popular competing approaches. MSR aspires to be a universal meta-theory which reconciles the plausible and the absurd under the umbrella of a single irreducible synthetic a priori, and in the process reinterprets the number one, the Big Bang, and the ontology of light.
Key words: consciousness;philosophy;philosophy of mind;physics;metaphysics;cosmology;qualia;panpsychism;theory of everything