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panpsychism Line breaks: pan|psych|ism
Pronunciation: /panˈsʌɪkɪz(ə)m/

Definition of panpsychism in English:


[mass noun]
The doctrine or belief that everything material, however small, has an element of individual consciousness.
Example sentences
  • One can, perhaps, describe the new mysterians, in a very liberal mood, as very cautious materialists (so cautious as to support dualism or panpsychism).
  • A related more scientific-sounding version of animism is panpsychism.
  • Panpsychism is the view that all things have a mind or a mind-like quality.


adjective& noun
Example sentences
  • He offers a defense of panpsychist idealism, differing from other panpsychists in his notions of the Absolute, time, and the nature of the Unconscious.
  • The panpsychist conception of mind must be sufficiently broad to plausibly encompass humans and non-human objects as well.
  • One very real problem for consciousness from the panpsychist perspective is the scientific argument that energy and consciousness are not the same thing.
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