Alternating Consciousness. From Perception to Infinities and Back to Free Will

Claus Janew
Can we trace back consciousness, reality, awareness, and free will to a single basic structure without giving up any of them? Can the universe exist in both real and individual ways without being composed of both? This book founds consciousness and freedom of choice on the basis of a new reality concept that also includes the infinite as far as we understand it. Just the simplest distinction contains consciousness. It is not static, but a constant alternation of perspectives. From its entirety and movement, however, there arises a freedom of choice being more than reinterpreted necessity and unpredictability. Although decisions ultimately involve the whole universe, they are also free in varying degrees here and now. The unity and openness of the infinite enables the individual to be creative while this creativity directly and indirectly enters into all other individuals without impeding them. A contrary impression originates only in a narrowed awareness. But even the most conscious and free awareness can neither anticipate all decisions nor extinguish individuality. Their creativity is secured

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The Reality of Free Will

The uniqueness of each standpoint, each point of effect, can only be "overcome" by the standpoint changing to other standpoints and returning. In such alternation, which can also appear as constant change, lies the unity of the world. The wholeness of an alternation, however, is a structure of consciousness due to the special relationship between the circumscribing periphery and the infinitesimal center. This process structure unites determinacy and indeterminacy also totally in every place. Therefore, everywhere we are dealing with forms of consciousness with more or less freedom of choice and an increasingly unknown depth. We live in a world of choosing consciousness, or rather awareness. In this respect, our environment expresses a deep truth about ourselves.

"I am impressed by the comprehensiveness of your interdisciplinary approach. There are some major philosophical concepts which you weave very well into a necessary system of reality: potential, the one and the many, alternation, constant change, the reality and uniqueness of oneiric experience and the whole, interdependence, infinity, the mandate of opposites and many more. The combination of these ideas cannot be attributed solely to any other of the established classical and modern thinkers of whom I am aware. I thank you for your enlightenment."
E W Ralph, UK

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Professor Flàvio Filho, Brasil

"A must read for those who want enlightenment on consciousness."
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Table of Contents

The Reality of Free Will

Individuality and Reality

What is Consciousness? (I)

How is Freedom of Choice Possible?

What is Awareness? (I)

The Reality Funnel – What is Consciousness? (II)

All That Is – What is Awareness? (II)

Subconscious – Free or Not?

Probability Thinking

Is There a Constant Reality?

Truth, Harmony, and Free Will

Dialogue on Alternating Consciousness

Day 1: What is a Consciousness Unit?

"Something on which everything else is based on must be as simple as possible."

Day 2: Choices Everywhere

"So we choose constantly between old and new way, since we always consider the new more or less."

Day 3: Awareness in Alternation

"Physicalists will be tearing their hair out!"

Day 4: The Unlimited Potential

"The 'tracks' of the alternation to the Other are becoming denser and denser and only resolvable if consciousness follows them."

Day 5: Indestructible

"However, if the coffee turns out awful this may change temporarily."

Day 6: All-Encompassing Creativity

"If we consider, however, our entire focus hierarchy as what makes us up, 'we' decide about literally everything that happens to us."

Day 7: Free Will

"We cannot want conflicting things without having to leave the other an alternative."

Why not?

My explanation for why no one has yet proposed an i-structure (infinitesimality structure) is that this basically simple concept of reality presupposes a combination of four seemingly very different perspectives. Known approaches combine at most two of them, but largely ignore the others. However, if all four are considered equally, elementary philosophical problems such as those of free will, the particularity of consciousness ('qualia'), and the relation to the other (intersubjectivity) almost solve themselves.