Mind, Quantum, and Free Will: eBook Errata

eBook Errata

These are grouped here by importance

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Important Errors

These are mostly errors in equations and in the level of subheadings. There is one instance of garbled text (on page 32).

PageDescription
32There is a garbled pair of sentences that are unreadable
This purports to solve the mind-body problem by asserting that the universe is nothing over and above a succession of physical events: P describe themselves as “eliminative materialists”, are the → P → P → P →. Patricia and Paul Churchland, who foremost advocates of this view.
These should read
This purports to solve the mind-body problem by asserting that the universe is nothing over and above a succession of physical events: → P → P → P →. Patricia and Paul Churchland, who describe themselves as “eliminative materialists”, are the foremost advocates of this view.
140In the sentence ending:
let w = (w1, w2) = (7+0i, 2-1i).
After the = sign, remove bold from: (w
144In the equation that reads something like:
Prob(system found to be within R) = ∫ ψ*(x) ψ(x) dx
<<——–spaces———->> R
The letter R in the second line of this equation should appear directly under thesign, (but it is probably displaced).
The equation is therefore preferably amended so that the R appears as a subscript immediately after the sign, to give:
Prob(system found to be within R) = ∫R  ψ*(x) ψ(x) dx
147There is a similar alignment problem in an equation on this page.
It is preferably amended in a similar manner, to give:
Prob(a in R) = ∫R  ψ(a)*ψ(a) da
148There is a similar alignment problem in an equation on this page.
It is preferably amended in a similar manner, to give:
Prob(x in R) = ∫R  ψ(x)*ψ(x) dx
174Amend the second line of the equation that is at the top of page 174:
where |c|2 + |d|2 = 1 and|C|〉2 + |D|〉2 = 1
By removing both instances of ; And adding a space after the word and
To give
where |c|2 + |d|2 = 1 and |C|2 + |D|2 = 1
194Equation
Ψ(x1, x2) = ∫ exp(i/ħ × (x1 – x2 + x0) × p) dp (*)
Here, (*) plays the role of an equation number, so it should be justified further right
(Compare, for instance, the numbered equations on page 348)
203Equation
Ψ(x, y) = ψ1(x) ψ2(y)
Should have 1 and 2 as superscripts
Ψ(x, y) = ψ1(x) ψ2(y)
248At present, the second line of the equation on this page reads approximately:
1/√2 |z↑〉 |Az – up〉 |O – up〉 + 1/√2 |z↓〉 |Az – down〉 |O – down〉
Replace all four instances of “ – ” with hyphens (no spaces), To give:
1/√2 |z↑〉 |Az-up〉 |O-up〉 + 1/√2 |z↓〉 |Az-down〉 |O-down〉
353In equation (9), first line:
Delete the second left-square-bracket “[“
366In the sentence
(It was given this label in Figure 10.1.)
Change Figure 10.1 to Figure 10.2. Also, ignore the link (shown underlined)
398Add two instances of to the sentence beginning:
Defining |0〉 = |z↑ and |1〉 = |z↓ a general qubit |q〉 is given by
To give:
Defining |0〉 = |z↑〉 and |1〉 = |z↓〉 a general qubit |q〉 is given by
400In the sentence:
(If you look at the discussion of spinors in chapter 4, you will see that this is |x↑, which is one of the basis spinors in the x-basis (note well: this is x not z).
Change |x↑ To |x↑〉
The result will be:
(If you look at the discussion of spinors in chapter 4, you will see that this is |x↑〉, which is one of the basis spinors in the x-basis (note well: this is x not z).

Lesser Errors

Including typos and minor errors in sentences

PageDescription
4Change more-orless To more-or-less
5Change diffi culty To difficulty
VariousThere are a few other errors of a similar character to the above two examples.
For example, in a very few cases pan-idealist has been written without a hyphen.
14You fill a glass with from a nearby tap
Delete with
31In the sentence
(This motivates the idea that consciousness is fundamental, existing everywhere and at all times: see proposal (F) below.)
Make (F) bold
110
111
112
Change Twin’s To Twins’ (in the subheading)
Same change (in the body of the text)
Same Change (in the caption to Figure 3.5)
118In the subheading
Communalities
Remove italics (but keep bold) because this is a level-one subheading
257Change grow be To grow to be
286In the subheading
Is this characterisation neces sary?
Change neces sary To necessary
351In the subheading
The concept of macroscopic in GRW
Remove italics (but keep bold) because this is a level-one subheading
369In the sentence
Unfortunately, the underlined phrase is not strictly meaningful in a relativistic context.
Replace the word underlined with the word emphasised

Errors in links

The following all refer to spurious links in the eBook
No changes are needed: Just IGNORE SUCH LINKS

PageDescription
20Dennett(1991, chapter 9)
Ignore the link
(Because the reference is to chapter 9 in Dennett’s book)
Similarly ignore all such links below…
70Gregg Rosenberg (2004, Part II)
70Brüntrup and Jaskolla (2017, Part II)
71Brüntrup and Jaskolla (2017, chapter 4)
229(for Davies & Brown, 1993, chapter 5)
246Dürr, Goldstein & Zanghì (2013, Part III)
251Maudlin (2019, chapter 6)
251Norsen (2017, chapter 10)
264Maudlin (2019, chapter 4)
264Norsen (2017, chapter 9)
289(see Brüntrup & Jaskolla, 2017, chapter 16)
294Brüntrup & Jaskolla (2017, their Part III)
324(see Hodgson, 1991, chapter 5)
338Stapp (2007, chapters 46)
Ignore both links
358Griffiths and Schroeter (2018, chapter 5)
391If you are concerned that the percepts of many experients, such as (5), are empty, it is possible to modify the toy universe such that the chair is invariably seen.
Ignore the link

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