Panentheism and Panpsychism

Philosophy of Religion Meets Philosophy of Mind


Panpsychism has become a highly attractive position in the philosophy of mind. On panpsychism, both the physi-
cal and the mental are inseparable and fundamental features of reality. Panentheism has also become immensely popular in the philosophy of religion.
Panentheism strives for a higher reconciliation of an atheistic pantheism, on which the universe itself is causa sui, and the ontological dualism of necessarily existing, eternal creator and contingent, finite creation. Historically and systematically, panpsychism and panentheism often went together as essential parts of an all-embracing metaphysical theory of Being. The present collection of essays analyses the relation between panpsychism and panentheism and provides critical reflections on the significance of panpsychistic and panentheistic thinking for recent debates in philosophy and theology.

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Biographical Note
Godehard Brüntrup is professor at the Hochschule für Philosophie in Munich.
Benedikt Paul Göcke is professor at the Ruhr-University Bochum.
Ludwig Jaskolla is lecturer at the Hochschule für Philosophie in Munich.

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