Cosmopsychism typically casts the entire cosmos as a conscious subject that in turn grounds the consciousness of subjects such as ourselves. This chapter argues that there are serious troubles for cosmopsychism that stem from its prevailing assumption that the cosmos is a subject. It then offers a framework for thinking about how the world could be grounded in a universal consciousness which, following Advaita Vedanta and the ‘Perennial Philosophy’, is not structured by subject or object.
|Title of host publication||The Routledge Handbook of Panpsychism|
|Place of Publication||New York|
|Number of pages||12|
|Publication status||Published - 2 Dec 2019|