Why panpsychism doesn't help us explain consciousness

Dialectica 63 (3):289-311 (2009)
This paper starts from the assumption that panpsychism is counterintuitive and metaphysically demanding. A number of philosophers, whilst not denying these negative aspects of the view, think that panpsychism has in its favour that it offers a good explanation of consciousness. In opposition to this, the paper argues that panpsychism cannot help us to explain consciousness, at least not the kind of consciousness we have pre-theoretical reason to believe in.
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DOI 10.1111/j.1746-8361.2009.01196.x
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