arises from the need to account for the truth of the laws of logic and for our epistemological relationship with them. For the sake of simplicity I will mainly focus on the law of non-contradiction (LNC), which I will take to be the law that there aren’t, and cannot be, any contradictory states of
contradiction. This paper is going to pursue the following question: Could it nevertheless be the case that there is a metaphysical connection between panpsychism and panentheism?
This question brings to mind what might be a parallel case, famously argued for by Saul Kripke 2 : Before the advent of modern
possible divine intervention preventing them from meeting: »For if God impresses motion upon matter, as you have shown earlier, can he not press against it, preventing the sides of the vessel from meeting? However, it is a contradiction to say, you argue, that the sides of a vessel are distant from one
worldview. Despite acting with purpose, feeling, and consciousness, many scientists assume the world and its creatures have no purpose, feeling, or mentality. The dual-aspect monism of panexperientialism overcomes this self-contradiction.
We readily admit that we cannot prove in a deductive way the
be seen as entailing a contradiction. Rather, one can hold that the creation was brought into being out of God’s own being.
This conception might seem to push against the traditional Christian notion of creatio ex nihilo . However, this need not be the case. This standard phrase can easily be