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  • n. The closely allied forms of panpsychism espoused by the Italian Renaissance philosophers Bernardino Telesio (1509–1588) and Tommaso Campanella (1568–1639), in which all things are capable of perception or sensation.

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First attested in 1956; formed as pan- (“all”; representing παν-, the combining form of the Ancient Greek πᾶν (pān), the neuter form of πᾶς (pās), with the same signification) + sens(e) (representing sēns-, the stem of the Latin sēnsus, in the sense of “perception”, “capability of feeling”, “ability to perceive”) + -ism (representing the Ancient Greek -ισμός (-ismos), forming names of religious, ecclesiastical, or philosophical systems); compare omnisensuality and panæsthetism.

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