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Aspects in Dual-Aspect Monism and Panpsychism: A Rejoinder to Benovsky

ContributorsLe Bihan, Baptisteorcid
Published inPhilosophical Investigations, vol. 42, no. 2, p. 186-201
Publication date2019
Abstract

Neutral monism aims at solving the hard problem of consciousness by positing entities that are neither mental nor physical. Benovsky has recently argued for the slightly different account that, rather than being neutral, natural entities are both mental and physical by having different aspects, and then argued in favour of an anti-realist interpretation of those aspects. In this essay, operating under the assumption of dual-aspect monism, I argue to the contrary in favour of a realist interpretation of these aspects by showing that the anti-realist interpretation collapses into neutral monism and that the realist interpretation is an interesting alternative. I close with a discussion of the realist interpretation of the aspects and its relation with panpsychism.

Keywords
  • Mind-body problem
  • Neutral monism
  • Dual-aspect monism
  • Panpsychism
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LE BIHAN, Baptiste. Aspects in Dual-Aspect Monism and Panpsychism: A Rejoinder to Benovsky. In: Philosophical Investigations, 2019, vol. 42, n° 2, p. 186–201. doi: 10.1111/phin.12220
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