chapter  14
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The Crux of Subjectivity

The Subjective Dimension of Consciousness and Its Role in Panpsychism
WithMichael Blamauer

The subjective dimension of consciousness plays a central role in the arguments for panpsychism. Curiously, it is this subjective nature of consciousness which not only constitutes the core of the arguments for panpsychism, but rather nourishes the most prominent arguments against this position as well. This can be called “”the crux of subjectivity”. Thus, focusing on the ambiguous role of subjectivity in the arguments for and against panpsychism seems to be highly fruitful for further work on this theory.