Explore 2013; 9:211-218
by Rupert Sheldrake

Contemporary science is based on the claim that all reality is material or physical. There is no reality but material reality. Consciousness is a by-product of the physical activity of the brain. Matter is unconscious. Evolution is purposeless. This view is now undergoing a credibility crunch. The biggest problem of all for materialism is the existence of consciousness. Panpsychism provides a way forward. So does the recognition that minds are not confined to brains.


  • The Scientific Creed
  • The Credibility Crunch for the “Scientific Worldview”
  • Is Matter Unconscious?
  • Minds That Deny Their Own Reality
  • Panpsychist Alternatives
  • Conscious and Unconscious Minds
  • Minds Beyond Brains
  • Scientific Futures

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Russian Translation: Освобождая науку от материализма