34 minutes | Nov 15th 2018

Consciousness and Reality with Bernardo Kastrup

My guest today is Bernardo Kastrup, a philosopher of consciousness with a background in computer engineering.

Dr. Kastrup has written 7 books, numerous academic papers and many popular articles, including a slew of the most read articles on Scientific American. Dr. Kastrup makes a case for a universe in consciousness claiming that it both explains more and is more parsimonious which means its simpler, and simpler is better. In making these claims, Dr. Kastrup draws on neuroscience, quantum physics, psychology and philosophy – which made for a fascinating conversation that was both as deep as possible, yet directly relevant to us as mental health professionals and meaning making humans.