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…Continue reading A Theoretical Physicist’s and a Philosopher’s Objection to Panpsychism

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