Dr Sabine Hossenfelder is a theoretical physicist working as a research fellow at the Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies. Her research focuses on the foundations of physics, but she is also interested in philosophy and sociology of science. She has been published in influential publications such as Scientific American, New Scientist, Quanta Magazine, Nautilus, and…Continue reading A Theoretical Physicist’s and a Philosopher’s Objection to Panpsychism
The question of whether there is progress in philosophy (as there is in science) is often debated. Here, I will offer my opinion on what constitutes such progress without getting too technical. So, broadly speaking, my answer to the aforementioned question is yes – depending on what we mean by ‘progress’! The first distinction that…Continue reading Is There Progress in Philosophy?
Panpsychism nowadays most often takes a combinatory form: microsubjects combine to form macrosubjects. That is, entities that form the fundamental layer of reality – be it particles or fields or whatnot – have the property of consciousness and are able to combine in order to produce larger subjects at higher levels of reality, such as…Continue reading The Mind Particle: Minimal Panpsychism and Conscious Experience