Panpsychism and the Dissolution of Dispositional Properties
Southwest Philosophy Review
The article explains my third argument for panpsychism, based on disolving all properties, including dispositional physical properties like mass, energy, and force, into phenomenal properties. I thus reject a dual-property version of panpsychism. I seek to show, contrary to Paul Churchland, that the general panpsychist hypothesis has some explanatory value, and makes a cosmology consisting in comparative psychology possible. The mental life even of so-called physical particles in physics is hypothesized to help explain their behavior.
panpsychism, mind-body problem
Metaphysics | Philosophy | Philosophy of Mind
Clark Butler (2010).
Panpsychism and the Dissolution of Dispositional Properties. Southwest Philosophy Review.24 (2).