Does Panpsychism Mean that "We Are All One"?

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Panpsychism is the view that consciousness is everywhere. Panpsychism has significant theoretical implications with respect to the mind–body problem, as well as the question of the intrinsic nature of the physical world. This paper considers one of its potential practical or ethical implications; specifically, whether, if panpsychism is true, it follows that “we are all one”, in a sense that implies that egoism (understood as bias towards what we normally, but falsely, take to constitute the self or ego) is not only immoral but fundamentally irrational (or imprudent).

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Hedda Hassel Mørch
Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences

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