Monday, April 29, 2019

Panpsychism and the exchange abstraction

In Money and the Early Greek Mind, Richard Seaford argues that the invention of money and coinage was instrumental in the development of concepts of the universe as an impersonal, abstract system. Arguments in a similar vein were made by the German Marxist Alfred Sohn-Rethel, who argued that the origins of Kant’s idea of the transcendental subject and of the foundations of scientific abstraction can be traced back to the introduction of coined money in ancient Greece.

The purpose of this post is to explore the relations between money, abstract thought and panpsychism.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Cosmopsychism and social evolution

Cosmospychism is the view in contemporary analytic philosophy that the universe is a conscious subject, from which human consciousness is derived or grounded. The aim of this post is to offer some speculations, on the assumption that cosmopsychism is the case, about the possible effects that a cosmopsychic subject might have on the course of development of human societies.