SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

 
 issue15Consciousness and the introspection of 'qualitative simples'The mind-body problem and the intertwining author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Services on Demand

Article

Indicators

Related links

  • On index processCited by Google
  • Have no similar articlesSimilars in SciELO
  • On index processSimilars in Google

Share


Eidos

Print version ISSN 1692-8857
On-line version ISSN 2011-7477

Abstract

BLAMAUER, Michael. IS THE PANPSYCHIST BETTER OFF AS AN IDEALIST?: SOME LEIBNIZIAN REMARKS ON CONSCIOUSNESS AND COMPOSITION. Eidos [online]. 2011, n.15, pp.48-75. ISSN 1692-8857.

Some philosophers of mind have argued for considering consciousness as a further fundamental feature of reality in addition to its physical properties. Hence most of them are property dualists. But some of them are panpsychists. In the present paper it will be argued that being a real property dualist essentially entails being a panpsychist. Even if panpsychism deals rather elegantly with certain problems of the puzzle of consciousness, there's no way around the composition problem. Adhering to the fundamentality claim of the mind, it will be shown that only a radical revision of metaphysics will allow the panpsychist to avoid these troubles, and hence that a panpsychist must adopt Leibnizian idealism.

Keywords : Property dualism; panpsychism; combination problem; idealism; Leibniz.

        · abstract in Spanish     · text in English     · English ( pdf )

 

Creative Commons License All the contents of this journal, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License