Sentience, LLMs: Does the Brain Refute Panpsychism’s Consciousness?

2 min read

There is a recent piece in Scientific American, Is Consciousness Part of the Fabric of the Universe?, reporting that, “Scholars recently gathered to debate the problem at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., during a two-day workshop focused on an idea known as panpsychism. The concept proposes that consciousness is a fundamental aspect of reality, like mass or electrical charge. The idea goes back to antiquity — Plato took it seriously — and has had some prominent supporters over the years, including psychologist William James and philosopher and mathematician Bertrand Russell.” “Yet panpsychism runs counter to the majority view in both the physical sciences and…...

This article is free to read

Login to read the full article


By subscribing to our main site, you will also be subscribed to DDIntel - our regular letter showcasing our featured articles and applications.

stevid math modeling in theoretical neuro