Panpsychism

[Revised entry by Philip Goff, William Seager, and Sean Allen-Hermanson on July 18, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html, supplement.html] Panpsychism is the view that mentality
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[Revised entry by Philip Goff, William Seager, and Sean Allen-Hermanson on July 18, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html, supplement.html] Panpsychism is the view that mentality is fundamental and ubiquitous in the natural world. The view has a long and venerable history in philosophical traditions of both East and West, and has recently enjoyed a revival in analytic philosophy. For its proponents panpsychism offers an attractive middle way between physicalism on the one hand and dualism on the other. The worry with dualism - the view that mind and matter are fundamentally different kinds of thing - is that it leaves us with a radically disunified picture...

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