Pantheism vs Panpsychism - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between pantheism and panpsychism
is that pantheism
is while panpsychism
is (philosophy|uncountable) the (l
) that all (l
) has a mental (l
* sometimes hyphenated or expressed as a phrase: pan-theism', ' pan theism
* sometimes either the P or (rarely) both the P and T are capitalized: Pantheism', ' PanTheism
* variations of capitalization and spacing may be combined: Pan-theism', '''Pan-Theism''', '''Pan Theism''', ' Pan theism
The belief that the universe is in some sense divine and should be revered. Pantheism identifies the universe with God but denies any personality or transcendence of such a God.
(rare) The belief in all gods; omnitheism.
(philosophy, uncountable) The (l) that all (l) has a mental (l). ()
(philosophy, countable) A specific panpsychist doctrine or system.
* Panpsychism is often conflated with a number of other concepts with which it is associated or which bear some resemblance to it. These conflated concepts include animism (the supernaturalistic belief in a multitude of — more or less anthropomorphic — spirits animating the features of the world, characteristic of many traditional tribal religions); pansensism and hylopathism (doctrines that everything senses'' — very closely related to panpsychism); hylozoism, panbiotism, and panzoism (doctrines that all matter is intrinsically alive; their similarities with and distinctiveness from panpsychism chiefly centres on how the underlying concepts of “life” and “mentality” are defined); panexperientialism (the doctrine that everything ''experiences'' — “at present the most fully articulated form of panpsychism”
[(David Skrbina), ''Panpsychism in the West ], (MIT Press) (2005), ISBN 9780262693516, page 21); pantheism and panentheism (doctrines that God or the Divine Principle “saturate” the Cosmos — in the former God is identical with the universe and every material thing is a part of God; in the latter God transcends the universe); and the doctrine of the world soul (which states that the universe in its totality has a single unifying spirit — such a doctrine is usually panentheistic).