"Panpsychism is interesting precisely because it implies difference. See that jelly fish over there? It lives in its own world. See that rose bush? Fully in a world. See that blue whale? It lives in a universe all its own. What we humans have in common with these other creatures is that we are equally thrown into a world of meaning, affect, and consequence, it just might not be anything like the world(s) as it exists for jelly fish, roses, and blue whales. The paramount problem of panpsychism is then of attending to irreconcilable differences between enacted worldspaces. We learn, for example, that the Navy’s use of radar is disruptive to the whale’s cognitive ecosystem, so now radar technology is part of what counts as ecology. Ecology means trying to attend to the whale and its world, not just one or the other and panpsychism generates a plausible account of the conditions necessary for the possibility of doing such cognitive ethology. I for one think this kind of work matters when constructing eco-social ethics."

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