Panpsychism: Past and Recent Selected Readings


An anthology of readings in panpsychism, spanning two millennia.
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An anthology of readings in panpsychism, spanning two millennia.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791461327
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 7/28/2004
  • Pages: 184
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.94 (h) x 0.48 (d)

Meet the Author

D. S. Clarke is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. He has written many books, including Panpsychism and the Religious Attitude, also published by SUNY Press.

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Table of Contents



1. Introduction

1.1. The Extent of Mentality
1.2. Obstacles to the Acceptance of Panpsychism
1.3. Analogical Inferences
1.4. The Origination Argument
1.5. Epistemological Issues

2. Aristotle

2.1. Aristotle's Criticisms of His Predecessors
2.2. The Hierarchy of Souls
2.3. Human Immortality

3. Tiantai Buddhism

4. St. Thomas Aquinas

5. Gottfried Leibniz

5.1. Substantial Form in the Discourse on Metaphysics
5.2. The Defense of Panpsychism in Correspondence
5.3. Final Formulation in the Monadology

6. John Locke

7. Nineteenth-Century Versions

7.1. Gustav Fechner
7.2. William Kingdon Clifford
7.3. William James
7.4. Friedrich Paulsen

8. Process Philosophy

8.1. Alfred North Whitehead's Process and Reality
8.2. Hartshorne's Version of Panpsychism
8.3. Griffin on the Mind-Body Problem

9. Twentieth-Century Criticisms

9.1. Paul Edwards on Analogy and the Origination Argument
9.2. Karl Popper's Criticisms
9.3. Wittgenstein on Attributing Pain
9.4. Gilbert Ryle on Analogies and the Mental

10. Thomas Nagel

10.1. Definition of Panpsychism
10.2. Explaining the Necessary Physical/Mental Relation
10.3. Realism and Mental States
10.4. Conclusion

11. Recent Defenses

11.1. David Chalmers: Double Aspects of Information
11.2. Gregg Rosenberg: Analogies to the Infrahuman
11.3. William Seager: The Generation Problem Restated

12. Conclusion



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