Yujin Nagasawa. Seminar 2: Panpsychisms
‘Consciousness and Cosmos’
Yujin Nagasawa, University of Birmingham, UK
Panpsychism was once dismissed as a highly counterintuitive, if not an absurd, view. Karl Popper, for example, said that the view was based on an assumption that is ‘either trivial and completely verbal, or grossly misleading’. Over the last twenty years, however, panpsychism has been revived as a novel alternative to materialism. In this seminar, I critically examine panpsychism. I argue that although panpsychism makes progress towards solving the hard problem of consciousness the truth of the view cannot be demonstrated.
The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin
Al. Racławickie 14, Lublin
Main Building, Room no. GG-208