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Materialism see consciousness as an epiphenomena of matter. Some Eastern philosophies see the material world as an epiphenomena of consciousness. I avoid duality by assuming they are identical.
With that assumption I can apply scientific understanding to the problem of values. Conscious experience has intrinsic value. There is a relationship between the quality of experience and physical structure. This relationship is creative. Fundamentally new structures evolve with dramatically expanded conscious experience. Mathematics is the key to understanding the structure of this creative process and the conditions that make it possible. This chapter explores that relationship.