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    Although panpsychism has had a very long history, one that goes back to the very origin of western philosophy, its force has only recently been appreciated by analytic philosophers of mind. And even if many still reject the theory as utterly absurd, others have argued that it is the only genuine form of physicalism. This paper examines the case for panpsychism and argues that there are at least good prima facie reasons for taking it seriously. In a second step, the paper discusses the main diffi…Read more
  •  157
    Russell on Spinoza’s Substance Monism
    Metaphysica 13 (1): 27-41. 2012.
    Russell’s critique of substance monism is an ideal starting point from which to understand some main concepts in Spinoza’s difficult metaphysics. This paper provides an in-depth examination of Spinoza’s proof that only one substance exists. On this basis, it rejects Russell’s interpretation of Spinoza’s theory of reality as founded upon the logical doctrine that all propositions consist of a predicate and a subject. An alternative interpretation is offered: Spinoza’s substance is not a bearer of…Read more
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    This paper provides an interpretation and evaluation of Spinoza's highly original version of the ontological proof in terms of the concept of substance instead of the concept of perfection in the first book of his Ethics. Taking the lead from Kant'€™s critique of ontological arguments in the Critique of Pure Reason, the paper explores the underlying ontological and epistemological presuppositions of Spinoza'€™s proof. The main topics of consideration are the nature of Spinoza's definitions, the …Read more
  •  40
    Is Mental Composition Impossible in Principle?
    Chromatikon: Annales de la Philosophie En Procès / Yearbook of Philosophy in Process 4 21-25. 2008.
  •  39
    Notwithstanding these and many other differences, in Process and Reality Whitehead recognises his debt towards Bradley. He emphasises the importance of the doctrine of feeling and goes so far as to qualify his whole cosmological system as an approximation to Bradley
  •  38
    Materialist vs. Panexperientialist Physicalism: Where Do We Stand?
    Process Studies 39 (2): 264-284. 2010.
    This paper provides a brief critique of Jaegwon Kim’s evaluation of the achievements of materialist physicalism and then goes on to examine the case for panpsychism and the main objection that has been raised against it, i.e., the composition problem. The object of this examination is to lay bare the fundamental assumptions underlying both the main argument in support of the theory and the objection against it. Whitehead’s panexperientialism has a fair claim to be regarded as the most elaborate …Read more
  •  38
    Learning from Leibniz: Whitehead on Mind, Matter and Monads
    British Journal for the History of Philosophy 23 (6): 1128-1149. 2015.
    Whitehead's system may be interpreted as a majestic attempt at recasting Leibniz's theory of monads in terms of sounder ontological categories. After a brief introductory section on the sources of Whitehead's knowledge of Leibniz's philosophy, the paper explains why Whitehead turned to Leibniz for metaphysical inspiration. Attention then shifts to Whitehead's understanding of the problems involved with Leibniz's theory of monads and his alternative explanation of monadic causation. Whitehead's e…Read more
  •  36
    Mind-Body Problem and Panpsychism
    In Michel Weber (ed.), Handbook of Whiteheadian Process Thought, De Gruyter. pp. 383-394. 2008.
  •  35
    In this Festschrift honoring the work of Timothy L. S. Sprigge, Sprigge summarizes his philosophy (a synthesis of absolute idealism, panpsychism, and utilitarianism), defends his position against criticism raised by philosophers in the preceding chapters of this volume, and offers in an addendum a proof for the existence of the Absolute, namely, a final and all-embracing Consciousness akin in many ways to Spinoza’s God. This defense of his philosophy consists mainly of responses to various poin…Read more
  •  35
    William James on Ethics and Faith
    British Journal for the History of Philosophy 19 (5): 1008-1011. 2011.
    British Journal for the History of Philosophy, Volume 19, Issue 5, Page 1008-1011, September 2011
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    Materialist vs. Panexperientialist Physicalism
    Process Studies 39 (2): 264-284. 2010.
    This paper provides a brief critique of Jaegwon Kim’s evaluation of the achievements of materialist physicalism and then goes on to examine the case for panpsychism and the main objection that has been raised against it, i.e., the composition problem. The object of this examination is to lay bare the fundamental assumptions underlying both the main argument in support of the theory and the objection against it. Whitehead’s panexperientialism has a fair claim to be regarded as the most elaborate …Read more
  •  32
    (2010). Peter A. French and Howard K. Wettstein (eds): The American Philosophers (Midwest Studies in Philosophy, vol. XXVIII) British Journal for the History of Philosophy: Vol. 18, No. 4, pp. 726-730
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    Process and Reality in Bradley’s Metaphysics of Experience
    Bradley Studies 8 (1): 83-106. 2002.
    Bradley believes that the metaphysician’s dream of contemplating reality sub specie aeternitatis cannot be fulfilled. The theory of thought put forward in The Principles of Logic provides him with a basis for arguing that human understanding is inadequate to the task of grasping the ultimate truth about what there is. His position is far from being a sceptical one, however, and he argues that we can rise up to an imperfect knowledge of the nature of reality. ‘I am so bold as to believe that we h…Read more
  •  28
    Bradley’s Absolute and Process Philosophy
    Chromatikon: Annales de la Philosophie En Procès / Yearbook of Philosophy in Process 6 79-87. 2010.
  •  27
    Perception Reconsidered: The Process Point of View (review)
    Process Studies 38 (1): 163-167. 2009.
  •  25
    Should (Analytic) Philosophy Leave Its History Behind? On A Recent Reappraisal of the Russell / Bradley Debate
    Chromatikon: Annales de la Philosophie En Procès / Yearbook of Philosophy in Process 6 217-224. 2010.
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    Subjectivity, Process, and Rationality (Process Thought, Volume 14)
    Heusenstamm Bei Frankfurt: Ontos Verlag. 2007.
    PROCESS THOUGHT Edited by Nicholas Rescher • Johanna Seibt • Michel Weber Advisory Board Mark Bickhard • Jaime Nubiola • Roberto Poli Volume 14 ...
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    The One and the Many
    Chromatikon: Annales de la Philosophie En Procès / Yearbook of Philosophy in Process 2 123-136. 2006.
  •  19
    Adventures in Unfashionable Philosophy
    Process Studies 39 (2): 359-361. 2010.
  •  18
    Leibniz and the English-Speaking World
    British Journal for the History of Philosophy 18 (3): 524-528. 2010.
    No abstract
  •  18
    James ward
    Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. 2010.
  •  18
    The Reality of Forms
    Chromatikon: Annales de la Philosophie En Procès/Yearbook of Philosophy in Process 3 27-43. 2012.
  •  17
    Foreword
    Chromatikon: Annales de la Philosophie En Procès / Yearbook of Philosophy in Process 4 5-6. 2008.
  •  15
    The Idealist Hydra
    British Journal for the History of Philosophy 21 (5): 989-999. 2013.
    No abstract
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    Consciousness and its Place in Nature
    Process Studies 36 (1): 150-153. 2007.