Panpsychism vs Panzoism - What's the difference?
Panpsychism is a see also of panzoism.
As nouns the difference between panpsychism and panzoism
is that panpsychism
is (philosophy|uncountable) the (l
) that all (l
) has a mental (l
) () while panzoism
is (rare|archaic): belief that the entire universe is a living thing, or is suffused with life.
(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).
* panzooism, pan-zoism
(rare, archaic): Belief that the entire universe is a living thing, or is suffused with life.
* 1875 , James McCosh, Ideas in Nature Overlooked by Dr. Tyndall , p.37.
* 1918 , Edward Gleason Spaulding, The New Rationalism , p.34.
- He holds that there is a pangenesis or panzoism in all animated being. Now, what is this but the "life" of the old zoologists whom they so ridicule?
* 2005 , David Skrbina, Panpsychism In The West , p. 220.
- But there [is] also panzoism , maintaining that the universe is a living being and has a soul, and anti-intellectualism, holding that genuine intellectual analysis is impossible, both because each thing is infinitely complex and because the removal of a part alters its causal context.
- Why Carus did not use 'hylozoism' is not clear. Regardless, that term is now rarely used, as is also true of the variation panzoism .