From Clifford’s Theory of Consciousness to A New Quantum Model of the Mind
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From the highly interesting and original Cliffordian concepts of “mind-stuff” and “eject”, I have derived some hypotheses about the possible new categories of the mind I have been working upon in ref. (1). Henceforth, drawing from Freud’s own conception of the psychic apparatus, I give an account of what might constitute a new psychoanalytic and philosophical approach to Consciousness. More precisely, I propose new definitions of both the Conscious and the Unconscious systems and suggest there exists another agency that I have named the Exconscious system. In my new topography of the psychic apparatus, this new system corresponds to the superposition of the two other systems, unlike the Freudian Preconscious (which I have thus replaced). Interestingly, this new notion of superposition was already present in germs in Clifford’s pioneering approach and is one of the leading hypotheses of Penrose’s work.