Beyond Cosmopsychism and the Great I Am: How the World Might be Grounded in Universal ‘Advaitic’ Consciousness

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Routledge Handbook of Panpsychism
EditorsWilliam Seager
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherRoutledge
Chapter11
Pages119-130
Number of pages12
Edition1
ISBN (Electronic)9781315717708
ISBN (Print)9781138817135
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Dec 2019

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