Der kolumbianische Schriftsteller Nicolás Gómez Dávila (1913-1994) lebte die meiste Zeit seines Lebens in Kolumbien, ohne sich doch dort wirklich heimisch zu fühlen. Don Nicolás arbeitete in seiner Bibliothek
Science describes the philosophy that everything is alive as Hylozoism and the philosophy that everything is conscious as Panpsychism. One of the main representants of Panpsychism is the German Theodor Fechner (1801-1887).
This is a quote from the philosopher William James’s (Pluralistic Universe) , describing Fechner’s work:
“For him the abstract lived in the concrete, and the hidden motive of all he did was to bring what he called the daylight view of the world into ever greater evidence, that daylight view being this, that the whole universe in its different spans and wave-lengths, exclusions and envelopment, is everywhere alive and conscious… The original sin, according to Fechner, of both our popular and our scientific thinking, is our inveterate habit of regarding the spiritual not as the rule but as an exception in the midst of nature.… Read the rest