First pub. in: Вестник Московского университета. Серия 7, Философия. – 2015.
The paper presents one of the contemporary theories of consciousness – a constitutive panpsychism of David Chalmers. Suggestion of protophenomenal properties intends to reconcile the dualistic intuition with the naturalistic view of the world, to close the «explanatory gap». At the heart of this movement is an attempt to solve the problem of mental causation, for it raises the main difficulties in understanding how the acts of consciousness are placed among physical events, being the source of the crisis for any dualistic conception. But, as I’m trying to show, an attempt to solve the problem of mental causation leads to the denial of the foundation of constitutive panpsychism – the identity of the primary and secondary intensions of the term «consciousness», which is, perhaps, the only one strict bases of the anti-physicalist arguments.