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Combining Minds: How to Think about Composite Subjectivity

Luke Roelofs


This book explores a neglected philosophical question: How do groups of interacting minds relate to singular minds? Could several of us, by organizing ourselves the right way, constitute a single conscious mind that contains our minds as parts? And could each of us have been, all along, a group of mental parts in close cooperation? Scientific progress seems to be slowly revealing that all the different physical objects around us are, at root, just a matter of the right parts put together in the right ways: How far could the same be true of minds? This book argues that we are too used to seeing ... More

Keywords: composition, consciousness, panpsychism, Neo-Lockeanism, personal identity, collective intentionality, functionalism, metaphysics, unity of consciousness, combination problem

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190859053
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190859053.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Luke Roelofs, author
Ruhr-University Bochum