chapter  13
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Cosmopsychism, Micropsychism and the Grounding Relation

WithPhilip Goff

Constitutive micropsychism is the view that all facts are grounded in consciousness-involving facts at the micro-level. Constitutive cosmopsychism is the view that all facts are grounded in consciousness-involving facts concerning the universe. I argue that micropsychism is, whilst cosmopsychism is not, reliant on a deflationary account of facts concerning human and animal experience, and that because of this the former is a much less plausible view than the latter.