Cosmopsychism: A Holistic Approach to the Metaphysics of Experience

  title={Cosmopsychism: A Holistic Approach to the Metaphysics of Experience},
  author={Itay Shani},
  journal={Philosophical Papers},
  pages={389 - 437}
  • I. Shani
  • Published 2 September 2015
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophical Papers
Abstract This paper introduces cosmopsychism as a holistic alternative to atomistic panpsychism, and as a general perspective on the metaphysics of consciousness. I begin with some necessary background details concerning contemporary panpsychism and the problems it faces, and then proceed to the theory itself. The starting point of the theory is the assumption that an all pervading cosmic consciousness is the single ontological ultimate. From this assumption, a panpsychist ontology of mind with… 

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