Title

All Things in Mind: Panpsychist Elements in Spinoza, Deleuze, and Peirce

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-2013

Department

Philosophy

Abstract

Benedict de Spinoza, C.S. Peirce, and Gilles Deleuze delineate a trajectory through the history of ideas in the dialogue about the potentials and limitations of panpsychism, the view that world is fundamentally made up of mind. As a parallel trajectory to the panpsychism debate in contemporary philosophy of mind and cognitive psychology, this approach can inform and enrich the discussion of the role and scope of mind in the natural world. The philosophies of mind developed by Deleuze and Peirce are Spinozistic in their natural monism but move beyond Spinoza to explain mind as a part of the natural world in semiotic terms.

Comments

Original version is available from the publisher at: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12304-013-9167-7

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