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On the Possibility of Panexperientialism

Gregg Rosenberg

in A Place for Consciousness

Published in print December 2004 | ISBN: 9780195168143
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199850075 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195168143.003.0005

Series: Philosophy of Mind Series

On the Possibility of Panexperientialism

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Panexperientialism is the view that experience exists throughout nature and that mentality is not essential to it. In this chapter, the possibility of panexperientialism is examined by looking on its strengths and weaknesses from the point of view of a Liberal Naturalist. To understand the theoretical option of having a panexperientialist world, the author assumed that every subject of experience possessed a field of experience containing a variety of phenomenal qualities called qualitative field. Evidence for panexperientialism's existence and its coherence are also discussed in detail in this chapter.

Keywords: panexperientialism; Liberal Naturalist; panexperientialist world; qualitative field; nature; mentality

Chapter.  6212 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Mind

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