As a natural scientist, I find a suitably modified version of panpsychism to be the single most elegant and parsimonious explanation of the universe I find myself in. But that is a different story. Skrbina’s volume gives a great introduction to this doctrine and its reception in the West, from ancient times until today.—Christof Koch, President and Chief Scientific Officer of the Allen Institute for Brain Science in Seattle, author of Consciousness: Confessions of a Romantic Reductionist—
This rollicking history tour is detailed and complete enough both to school philosophers of mind and to provoke historians of philosophy of mind. In assembling many historical and contemporary arguments, it also sets the agenda for contemporary friends and foes of panpsychism.
, Department of Philosophy, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor—