A Theoretical Physicist’s and a Philosopher’s Objection to Panpsychism

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… Read more.

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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… Read more.

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… Read more.