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By David Ray Griffin

The mind-body challenge, which Schopenhauer known as the "world-knot" has been a imperative challenge for philosophy because the time of Descartes. between realists-those who settle for the truth of the actual world-the dominant ways were dualism and materialism, yet there's a transforming into consensus that, if we're ever to appreciate how brain and physique are similar, a substantially new method is needed. David Ray Griffin develops a 3rd kind of realism, person who resolves the elemental challenge (common to dualism and materialism) of the ongoing reputation of the Cartesian view of subject. In discussion with a variety of philosophers, together with Dennett, Kim, McGinn, Nagel, Seager, Searle, and Strawson, Griffin indicates that materialist physicalism is much more difficult than dualism. He proposes as an alternative a panexperientialist physicalism grounded within the method philosophy of Alfred North Whitehead. Answering those that have rejected "panpsychism" as evidently absurd, Griffin argues compellingly that panexperientialism, by means of taking event and spontaneity as totally typical, can eventually supply a naturalistic account of the emergence of consciousness-an account that still does justice to the liberty all of us consider in perform.

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