Panpsychism Pan*psy"chism, n. [See {Pan-}; {Psychic}.] The theory that all nature is psychical or has a psychical aspect; the theory that every particle of matter has a psychical character or aspect. -- {Pan*psy"chic}, a. -- {Pan*psy"chist}, n. -- {Pan`psy*chis"tic}, a.

Fechner affords a conspicuous instance of the idealistic tendency to mysterize nature in his panpsychicism, or that form of noumenal idealism which holds that the universe is a vast communion of spirits, souls of men, of animals, of plants, of earth and other planets, of the sun, all embraced as different members in the soul of the world. --Encyc. Brit. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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