Marcus Schmieke: Information, Consciousness and Energy

“So the fundamental question, on which everything else depends, is no longer the classical question about the essence of being, on which all being proceeds, but the question about negativity, from which no being can escape, whose power, no being could ever escape. This will be the philosophical question of the future”. With this quotation Marcus Schmieke introduces the question of how information, energy and consciousness are connected: to think away from monothematic ontologies and towards multi-valued depths of reflection. Self-consciousness differentiates itself from being by reflecting on reflection and thus becoming aware of consciousness about oneself. Beyond the classical bivalent logic, the consciousness asks: ” Is that me or is that not me?”, and expands from a simple reflection to a double reflection, where the reflection is reflected once again. If this kind of reflection is infinitely further reflected and this iteration as a whole is reflected again, even a third depth of reflection is reached.
Quantum physics is not determined by irreflexible processes, but by reflexive processes.
The parallelism of these findings to C.G. Jung’s concept of the dynamics between the conscious and the unconscious, because the complementarity of physics has a deep analogy to the concepts of the conscious and the unconscious.
This means “… that as soon as there are irreducible reflection processes in a system we want to describe, I have to describe them in the form of complementarity. And as soon as I have a system with an intrinsic non-reducible double mutual reflection, I get more complex complementarity structures. I call orthogonal complementarity, in which two complementarities are complementary to each other. Complementarity means that I need a thematic inversion in order to describe something that is actually a unit. Complementarity means that I need a thematic inversion to describe something that is actually a unit. But this unity cannot be perceived directly. Thus two terms existing thematically in the inversion to each other must be described, because the one cannot be described completely. This is called “orthogonal complementarity”. This complementarity can be summed up by axes of objectivity and subjectivity as well as energy and information from polyvalent reflection systems. In such systems, causality and synchronicity are made visible, and representations and basic functions of consciousness are revealed.

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