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Commentary on Nixon's From Panexperientialism to Individual Self Consciousness

Stephen Deiss


Works of this type which help elucidate how we can come to misunderstand each other are important given that fact. While we seem unable to know anything directly about our own or others unconscious experiences, as Nixon shows there is plenty of evidence that it exists for organisms with brains and could exist as well as for all manner of systems throughout the universe. This leads naturally to some blend of panpsychisn or panexperientialism and solves, or hopefully will one day be seen to solve, a host of problems in the philosophy of science as well as having wider socio-cultural implications ranging from support for strong or radical ecology or perhaps a new kind of non-human centered spirituality.

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