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  • adj. Not mental (concerned with the mind).


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non- +‎ mental


  • The authors are quite correct in highlighting our uncertainty about key issues: "We remain radically in the dark about how consciousness might emerge as something physical from nonconscious, nonmental parts" p.76.


  • And neutral monism assumes that there are genuinely physical (i.e., nonmental) phenomena that need reducing, panpsychism does not.

    Neutral Monism

  • While textbook orthodoxy now classifies sense-data as mental entities, sense-datum theorists typically took them, and the properties they exemplify, to be nonmental.

    Neutral Monism

  • In the following passage he emphasizes the nonmental nature of the “objects of sense”:

    Neutral Monism

  • That was the nature of men, and it was intensified by her daughter's nonmental assets.


  • But the religious and moral relation of men to each other and to God is not significantly affected by viewing the natural world as mental or nonmental.


  • In the theistic view, the natural world may be con - ceived as the order of interacting nonmental entities


  • “sensations” he is left with upon giving up on the subject and its mental acts inherit this nonmental, neutral character of his earlier objects of sense.

    Neutral Monism

  • But such invariance only exemplifies objectivity in a case like this, not when the invariance is with respect to nonmental facts ” for example, invariance of shape under change of position.

    Relativity & Objectivity


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