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

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Claus Janew
Could it be that our consciousness is not simply a product of the brain, but the result of an all-encompassing alternation between individuals and the universe? In this innovative book, Claus Janew proposes the groundbreaking idea of the "i-structure" or "infinitesimality structure", a concept that elegantly combines four seemingly disparate perspectives to explain the fundamental nature of consciousness and reality. 
In a riveting dialogue, Janew explores how the continuous interplay of collective and individual awareness, the infinite and the infinitesimal, the determinacy and indeterminacy of free will, gives rise to our experience of a stable and yet endlessly creative world. With remarkable clarity and insight, he tackles age-old philosophical problems such as the existence of free will, the subjectivity of consciousness, and the relationship between self and other. 
"Alternating Consciousness" is an incredible journey that takes the reader from the basics of the i-structure to its far-reaching implications for our understanding of reality. Janew's pioneering vision not only bridges the gap between science and spirituality but also offers a fresh perspective on the nature of our existence. 

"Great Read. Thank you for putting your work out into a conscious space for all. Much appreciated." 
Marcel P. Londt, PhD, South Africa

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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

"Your important book entitled 'Alternating Consciousness' is very significative for our project involving creativity and social innovation research."
Professor Flàvio Filho, Brasil

"A must read for those who want enlightenment on consciousness."
Ejiro Imuere, Nigeria

"Great publication. Really contributed to my knowledge."
A. Kumar, India

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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.