Returning Panpsychism to Emergentism
14 SEP 2022
18:00 - 19:30
Panpsychism was proposed as an alternative to emergentism in order to consider consciousness not as a result of the complexity of lower levels, but as a fundamental truth in the world, and in this way, to overcome the challenges faced by emergentism. In this lecture, while illustrating emergentism framework and its two weak and strong versions, I will explain its main problem and ambiguity from the perspective of physicalism. Then, by explaining Panpsychism approach and the evolution of its versions during recent decades, aim to show that more reasonable versions of Panpsychism - which do not suffer from the "problem of composition" - face the main challenge of emergentism, and ultimately fall under the same framework. Also, while referring to Mulla Sadra's view of physical occurrence, I will explain its basic similarity with strong emergentism and its common challenge with the above two ideas.
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