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Does the Fundamentality of Consciousness Entail Its Ubiquity?

(Original title: Does the Fundamentality of Consciousness Entail Its Ubiquity?)
Filozofia, 67 (2012), 3, 243-253.
Type of work: Papers
Publication language: English

Property dualists commonly consider consciousness to be a further fundamental feature of reality in addition to its physical properties. Fundamental physical properties are ubiquitous: every physical object and its intrinsic properties ontologically depends on fundamental particles and their fundamental intrinsic features. However, property dualists mostly restrict the range of mental properties to a set of systems that satisfy a particular physical description. This paper challenges the approach of restriction and argues that if mental properties are ontologically fundamental then they must be widespread as well.


Consciousness, Property dualism, Panpsychism, Fundamentality, Philosophy of mind

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