One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The doctrine or belief that everything material, however small, has an element of individual consciousness.
- ‘Panpsychism is the view that all things have a mind or a mind-like quality.’
- ‘One can, perhaps, describe the new mysterians, in a very liberal mood, as very cautious materialists (so cautious as to support dualism or panpsychism).’
- ‘A related more scientific-sounding version of animism is panpsychism.’
- ‘It was noted some time ago, by Thomas Nagel (1979), that the denial of radical emergentism coupled with nonreductionism seems to entail panpsychism.’
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