In Defence of Strong Emergentist Panpsychism, 2014
I am excited to introduce my 2014 paper, 'In Defence of Strong Emergentist Panpsychism'. With special thank to Dr Philip Goff, Prof Barry Dainton and Prof Richard Gaskin.
Panpsychism is the view that physical objects possess phenomenal properties. According to this view, as well as their more familiar properties such as shape, size and charge, the ‘essence’ of physical matter partly consists of mental properties at a fundamental level. The view shows great promise for providing a solution to Chalmers’ hard problem of consciousness. It will be made clear that the reasons that motivate one to adopt panpsychism are compelling. By accepting panpsychism we can recognise the world possesses micro-phenomenal properties and from here it seems we have the beginnings of how consciousness arises in our universe...