Book review: David Skrbina (ed.): Mind that Abides: Panpsychism in the New Millennium

Stuart, S.A.J. (2012) Book review: David Skrbina (ed.): Mind that Abides: Panpsychism in the New Millennium. Minds and Machines, 22(3), pp. 271-275. (doi: 10.1007/s11023-011-9268-5)[Book Review]

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Abstract

David Skrbina opens this timely and intriguing text with a suitably puzzling line from the Diamond Sutra: "Mind that abides nowhere must come forth.", and he urges us to "de-emphasise the quest for the specifically human embodiment of mind" and follow Empedocles, progressing "with good will and unclouded attention" into the text which he has drawn together as editor. If we do, we are assured that it will "yield great things" (p. xi). This, I am pleased to say, is not an exercise in hyperbole.

Item Type:Book Reviews
Keywords:Panpsychism, Mind
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Stuart, Dr Susan
Authors: Stuart, S.A.J.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > Information Studies
Journal Name:Minds and Machines
Journal Abbr.:M&M
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:0924-6495
ISSN (Online):1572-8641

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