Iuss Philosophy Seminars The Mark of the Mental (MOM) Project.
Scuola Universitaria Superiore IUSS Pavia
Centro di Ricerca in Neurocognizione, Epistemologia e Sintassi teorica (NEtS)
Iuss Philosophy Seminars
The Mark of the Mental (MOM) Project.
“THE CASE FOR PANPSYCHISM”
March 17th 2021, 17.00
Philip Goff –University of Durham
The problem of consciousness is the challenge of understanding how consciousness fits into our overall theory of reality. We know that consciousness exists, and so it must fit in somehow, but the standard options for trying to make it fit face deep challenges. Dualism is hard to square with the data of neuroscience. And materialism is hard to square with the reality of consciousness itself. Panpsychism -- the view that consciousness is a fundamental and ubiquitous feature of the physical world -- sounds strange at first, but it avoids the deep difficulties that plague more traditional views on consciousness. It's a view we should take very seriously indeed.
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