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A Cognitive Pluralist Perspective
WithSteven Horst

This chapter examines panpsychism from the standpoint of a philosophical perspective called cognitive pluralism, assessing both Leibniz’s panpsychism and Chalmers’ Russellian monist approach from both cognitivist and pluralist perspectives. Cognitive pluralism gives us a way of seeing how panpsychism’s psychological interpretations of phenomena might be apt and useful characterizations, but has reservations about panpsychism as a form of fundamental metaphysics.