Volume 7, Issue 4, pages 85-108
The mind-body problem is reviewed in the context of a non-technical account of quantum theory. The importance of clearly defining: `what is physical?’ is highlighted, since only then can we give meaning to the concept `non-physical’. Physicality is defined in terms of interaction, which is in turn defined to be a correlated exchange of information. This is asserted to be the basis of any meaningful concept of epistemology. Hence, it is argued that a non-physical entity can not `know’ anything about the world. Information transfer is then discussed in terms of quantum entanglement and an argument for our perception of time is presented. It is then contended that the notion of `mind’ may be meaningfully discussed in the context of a quantum theoretic framework.