Why Panpsychism Fails to Solve the Mystery of Consciousness

Consciousness is indeed a hard nut to crack Photo by PIVISO/Flickr By Dr. Keith Frankish / 09.20.2016 Visiting Research Fellow, Open University Adjunct Professor, Brain and Mind Programme, University of Crete Is consciousness everywhere? Is it a basic feature of the Universe, at the very heart of the tiniest subatomic particles? Such an idea – panpsychismas it[…]

Thich Nhat Hanh: The Four Layers of Consciousness

By Thich Nhat Hanh / 09.14.2017 The Inner Workings of Our Minds Abhidharma, Buddhism’s map of the mind, is sometimes treated as a topic of merely intellectual interest. In fact, says Thich Nhat Hanh, identifying the different elements of consciousness, and understanding how they interact, is essential to our practice of meditation. The Vietnamese Zen[…]