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Panpsychism in the West

Author: David Skrbina
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : The MIT Press, 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Revised editionView all editions and formats
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An updated edition of a comprehensive study of the theory that mind exists, in some form, in all living and nonliving things.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Skrbina
ISBN: 9780262534062 0262534061
OCLC Number: 987485874
Description: 372 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Panpsychism and the ontology of mind --
Ancient origins --
Developments in the Renaissance: sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Europe --
Continental panpsychism of the eighteenth century --
Panpsychism, mechanism, and science in nineteenth-century Germany --
The Anglo-American perspective --
Panpsychism in the early twentieth century: 1900-1950 --
Scientific perspectives --
Contemporary panpsychism: 1950-present --
Toward a panpsychist worldview.
Responsibility: David F. Skrbina.

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As a natural scientist, I find a suitably modified version of panpsychism to be the single most elegant and parsimonious explanation of the universe I find myself in. But that is a different story. Read more...

 
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A Philosophy of Mind

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Skrbina writes a book about theories, not a theory, he claims (p.2). He restricts his discussion to the notion of "mind" as it has been understood from various perspectives in living and...
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