Physicalism is often seen as being a simple, no-nonsense theory of reality, well suited to hard-nosed, scientifically minded folks. But, in fact, the classic physicalist view postulates much stranger, more mysterious entities than another type of view that’s now gaining currency in philosophical circles: the view that everything that exists is conscious. I explain this argument in today’s post on my Psychology Today blog Mysteries of Consciousness. Have a read, and feel free to post your comments here!
6 responses to “Why It’s Simpler to Believe That Everything Is Conscious”
Very interesting article. I am so fascinated by your book and blog!
Thanks for stopping by, K H!
Superb. I wish I had written this article.
Well, thank you. If the cosmopsychists are right that we’re all one mind, then, in a way, you DID write it. 🙂 Certainly none of us does any of what we do alone!
Very well put indeed. I’ve shared it on Facebook and just want to also say thanks for the headsup about Kastrup’s latest and the Goff book. I’ll be buying those when my unread stack shrinks a bit.
Nice to hear from you, Pete! I just friended you on Facebook. 🙂