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Panpsychism in the West, David Skrbina

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Panpsychism in the West
Title
Panpsychism in the West
Statement of responsibility
David Skrbina
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In Panpsychism in the West, the first comprehensive study of the subject, David Skrbina argues for the importance of panpsychism--the theory that mind exists, in some form, in all living and nonliving things--in consideration of the nature of consciousness and mind. Despite the recent advances in our knowledge of the brain and the increasing intricacy and sophistication of philosophical discussion, the nature of mind remains an enigma. Panpsychism, with its conception of mind as a general phenomenon of nature, uniquely links being and mind. More than a theory of mind, it is a meta-theory--a statement about theories of mind rather than a theory in itself. Panpsychism can parallel almost every current theory of mind; it simply holds that, no matter how one conceives of mind, such mind applies to all things. In addition, panpsychism is one of the most ancient and enduring concepts of philosophy, beginning with its pre-historical forms, animism and polytheism. Its adherents in the West have included important thinkers from the very beginning of Greek philosophy through the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries to the present.Skrbina argues that panpsychism is long overdue for detailed treatment, and with this book he proposes to add impetus to the discussion of panpsychism in serious philosophical inquiries. After a brief discussion of general issues surrounding philosophy of mind, he traces the panpsychist views of specific philosophers, from the ancient Greeks and early Renaissance naturalist philosophers through the likes of William James, Josiah Royce, and Charles Sanders Peirce--always with a strong emphasis on the original texts. In his concluding chapter, "A Panpsychist World View," Skrbina assesses panpsychist arguments and puts them in a larger context. By demonstrating that there is panpsychist thinking in many major philosophers, Skrbina offers a radical challenge to the modern worldview, based as it is on a mechanistic cosmos of dead, insensate matter. Panpsychism in the West will be the standard work on this topic for years to come
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Skrbina, David
Dewey number
141
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
BD560
LC item number
.P35 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Panpsychism
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • Panpsychism
  • Speculative Philosophy
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy & Religion
Label
Panpsychism in the West, David Skrbina
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Publication
Copyright
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-306) and index
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Panpsychism, mechanism, and science in nineteenth-century Germany
  • 6.
  • The Anglo-American perspective
  • 7.
  • Panpsychism in the twentieth century, part I : 1900-1950
  • 8.
  • Scientific perspectives
  • 9.
  • Panpsychism in the twentieth century, part II: 1950-Present
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • Toward a panpsychist worldview
  • Panpsychism and the ontology of mind
  • 2.
  • Ancient origins
  • 3.
  • Developments in the renaissance (sixteenth- and seventeenth- century Europe)
  • 4.
  • Continental panpsychism of the eighteenth century
Control code
61731070
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1 online resource (viii, 314 pages)
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online
Isbn
9780262283731
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • 5220
  • 9780262283731
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Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)61731070
Label
Panpsychism in the West, David Skrbina
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-306) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Panpsychism, mechanism, and science in nineteenth-century Germany
  • 6.
  • The Anglo-American perspective
  • 7.
  • Panpsychism in the twentieth century, part I : 1900-1950
  • 8.
  • Scientific perspectives
  • 9.
  • Panpsychism in the twentieth century, part II: 1950-Present
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • Toward a panpsychist worldview
  • Panpsychism and the ontology of mind
  • 2.
  • Ancient origins
  • 3.
  • Developments in the renaissance (sixteenth- and seventeenth- century Europe)
  • 4.
  • Continental panpsychism of the eighteenth century
Control code
61731070
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 314 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262283731
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 5220
  • 9780262283731
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)61731070

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