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dc.date.accessioned2013-03-12T11:36:13Z
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.date.submitted2010-05-25en_US
dc.identifier.citationMørch, Hedda Hassel. Panpsychism and the interpreting of physicality. Masteroppgave, University of Oslo, 2010en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10852/24818
dc.description.abstractPanpsychism is the view that mentality, in some sense of the word, is a fundamental and ubiquitous feature of reality. Physicalism, the predominant view held by philosophers today, asserts that everything is physical; in addition, it is ordinarily held that the physical is fundamentally non-mental. In this thesis, I will draw on arguments from both contemporary analytic philosophers and the history of philosophy in order to show that ordinary physicalism is deeply flawed as a metaphysical thesis, as it is incompatible with realism about consciousness, realism about force and causality, and the idea that things must have non-relational, intrinsic properties. In the course of this, panpsychism will suggest itself as an attractive alternative. It can accommodate the ontological kinds that physicalism cannot, and this without falling into equally severe problems of its own. I conclude, contrary to common philosophical opinion, that panpsychism is a coherent, plausible, parsimonious and scientifically respectable metaphysic. If you have questions regarding the thesis, please contact the author: Hedda Hassel Mørch (h.h.morch@ifikk.uio.no)eng
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.titlePanpsychism and the interpreting of physicalityen_US
dc.typeMaster thesisen_US
dc.date.updated2011-07-19en_US
dc.creator.authorMørch, Hedda Hasselen_US
dc.date.embargoenddate10000-01-01
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dc.subject.nsiVDP::161en_US
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dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:no-25755en_US
dc.type.documentMasteroppgaveen_US
dc.identifier.duo102968en_US
dc.contributor.supervisorCamilla Serck-Hanssenen_US
dc.identifier.bibsys102638411en_US
dc.rights.accessrightsclosedaccessen_US
dc.identifier.fulltextFulltext https://www.duo.uio.no/bitstream/handle/10852/24818/1/HeddaHasselMoerch_Master.pdf


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