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Panpsychism and Russellian Monism

WithTorin Alter, Sam Coleman

According to Russellian panpsychism, familiar conscious experiences are constituted by phenomenal properties that might be unfamiliar, namely, phenomenal properties that categorically ground dispositional properties posited by fundamental physics. In this entry, we discuss two challenges to that theory: that it fails to adequately integrate consciousness into physical causation (Howell 2015); and that its alleged advantages over traditional dualist and traditional physicalist theories are illusory (Kind 2015). We argue that neither challenge is insurmountable.