The Mind Particle: Minimal Panpsychism and Conscious Experience

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

The Emergence of Consciousness

One of the main reasons behind the appeal of panpsychism is the fact that physical sciences, while making progress in understanding and even mapping how brain states are related to mental states, have yet to explain why all of that is accompanied by the distinctive ‘what’s-it-likeness’ of subjective experience – usually called phenomenal consciousness. For…Continue reading The Emergence of Consciousness

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?