Jun 23, 2017
What is Consciousness? Is it unique to human cognition or is it
universal and permeating all things? Is it an epiphenomenon of
brain activity or a universal constant? Do all things 'have'
consciousness or are they 'of', 'in', or 'by' consciousness? Who
and what are we, humankind, in the grander process of
Consciousness itself? What is the nature of this
whole "Reality" game?
For the 50th episode of Adventures Through The Mind podcast, we
welcome philosopher Bernardo Kastrup onto the
show to address these questions and more.
For Full Show Notes & Links:
Bernardo Kastrup has a Ph.D. in computer engineering with
specializations in artificial intelligence and reconfigurable
computing. He has worked as a scientist in some of the world's
foremost research laboratories, including the European Organization
for Nuclear Research (CERN) and the Philips Research Laboratories
(where the "Casimir Effect" of Quantum Field Theory was
discovered). He has authored many academic papers and books on
philosophy and science.
- Building conscious machines.
- What is consciousness?
- The hard problem of Consciousness.
- It's not Panpsychism.
- Do rocks and trees have consciousness? How about weather
patterns and neurons?
- Differentiating 'conscious experience' from
- The subjectivity of objective reality.
- God suffers from dissociated identity disorder.
- Autonomous human awareness, nestled in consciousness.
- Filtering the mind at large.
- The relationship between brain activity and subjective inner
- What psychedelics show us about the nature of conscious
awareness and brain activity.
- Metacognition and the default mode network.
- Physicalism as a neurotic defense mechanism.