Does God Know What It Is like to Be You?

God is traditionally defined as having at least some of the following attributes: omniscient (all-knowing), omnipotent (all-powerful), omnipresent (is present everywhere), and moral perfection (incapable of doing evil, possibly the ultimate source of morality). Here, I will specifically focus on omniscience, defined as the claim that God has complete knowledge of reality. This divine attribute…Continue reading Does God Know What It Is like to Be You?

A Brief Taxonomy of Panpsychism and Related Theories

The term panpsychism stems from the ancient Greek words πᾶν (pan – all or everything) and ψυχή (psukhe – mind or soul, from ‘I breathe’), so the literal definition of the theory would be: everything has a mind or a soul. Nowadays, the most common definition of panpsychism is the following: consciousness or mentality is a fundamental…Continue reading A Brief Taxonomy of Panpsychism and Related Theories