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Panpsychism In The First Person

https://www.academia.edu/34679385/PANPSY...RST_PERSON

Quote:A central presupposition of science is that objectivity is universal. This does not only create a blindspot in knowledge, but also forces one to ignore it. Several strategies were accordingly adopted to overcome this ignorance, along with the standard divide between continental and analytic philosophy. One of them is Phenomenology, with its project of stripping the layers of interpretation by way of a complete suspension of judgment (epoch), and evaluating any claim of knowledge from such a basis of "pure consciousness".

Another one is pan-experientialist metaphysics, that puts back pure experience in the very domain that was deprived of it by the act of objectification. I compare these two approaches, thereby establishing a hierarchy of radicality between avoiding the blindspot from the outset and compensating for it retrospectively
'Historically, we may regard materialism as a system of dogma set up to combat orthodox dogma...Accordingly we find that, as ancient orthodoxies disintegrate, materialism more and more gives way to scepticism.'

- Bertrand Russell


(2017-10-20, 07:13 PM)Sciborg_S_Patel Wrote: Panpsychism In The First Person

https://www.academia.edu/34679385/PANPSY...RST_PERSON

Anybody using the term: "entelechy" is worth reading, in my worldview.  On the other hand, panpsychism is in opposition to informational realism.  The metaphysics of panpsychism limits my endorsement of this well-written paper.
(This post was last modified: 2017-10-20, 08:17 PM by stephenw.)
(2017-10-20, 08:15 PM)stephenw Wrote: Anybody using the term: "entelechy" is worth reading, in my worldview.  On the other hand, panpsychism is in opposition to informational realism.  The metaphysics of panpsychism limits my endorsement of this well-written paper.

Curious, can you elaborate on the way panpsychism is in opposition? Thanks!
'Historically, we may regard materialism as a system of dogma set up to combat orthodox dogma...Accordingly we find that, as ancient orthodoxies disintegrate, materialism more and more gives way to scepticism.'

- Bertrand Russell



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