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Panpsychism: The Hidden Perennial Tradition?

For time immemorial, man has thought that all existence is imbued with spirit.

Before Deleuze, Foucault, and Wittgenstein. Before Nietzsche, Hegel, and Kant. Before Berkeley, Hume, and Descartes. Before Aristotle, Plato, and even Socrates himself, there were, by one name or another, the panpsychists. From Greece to India, from Persia to China, and from aboriginal Australia to 20th century America, the understanding of existence as an intertwined and, in some sense, living network of entities has…

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J. W. Barlament

J. W. Barlament

History, politics, religion and the rest. Told with nerve and without reserve. Columbia 2024.