The real problem(S) with panpsychism

Seth, A K (2021) The real problem(S) with panpsychism. Journal of Consciousness Studies, 28 (9-10). pp. 52-64. ISSN 1355-8250

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Abstract

Panpsychism is the notion that consciousness is fundamental and ubiquitous. Defenders of panpsychism appeal, at least in part, to the apparent implausibility of materialist accounts of con-sciousness. However, materialist accounts are more resourceful than often assumed by proponents of panpsychism, while panpsychism has insurmountable problems of its own. The real problem with pan-psychism is not that it seems crazy. It is that it explains nothing and does not generate testable predictions.

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Date Deposited: 29 Apr 2022 09:30
Last Modified: 16 May 2022 13:33
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/105557

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