Panpsychism

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Panpsychism

 

an idealist concept of nature as universally animated. There are various historical forms of panpsychism. These range from the undifferentiated animism of primal religious beliefs and the hylozoism of ancient Greek natural philosophy to highly developed idealist doctrines on the soul and psychic reality as the genuine and sole essence of the world, including G. Leibniz’ concept of monads, the philosophical ideas of the 19th-century German psychophysicist G. T. Fechner, and the teachings of the 20th-century Swiss psychologist C. G. Jung.

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Ontologically, the physics just described would seem to favor dualism (Beloff, 1964) or Whitehead's panexperientialism (Griffin, in press), although materialism might survive if it could be shown that these mental effects require mortal beings.