Definition of panpsychism in English:



  • The doctrine or belief that everything material, however small, has an element of individual consciousness.

    ‘One can, perhaps, describe the new mysterians, in a very liberal mood, as very cautious materialists (so cautious as to support dualism or panpsychism).’
    • ‘A related more scientific-sounding version of animism is panpsychism.’
    • ‘Panpsychism is the view that all things have a mind or a mind-like quality.’
    • ‘It was noted some time ago, by Thomas Nagel (1979), that the denial of radical emergentism coupled with nonreductionism seems to entail panpsychism.’



/panˈsīˌkizəm/ /pænˈsaɪˌkɪzəm/