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Curious Minds

Modern Metaphysical Idealism

Dr. Bernardo Kastrup

Dr. Bernardo Kastrup, philosopher and author has been leading the modern renaissance of metaphysical idealism. His theoretical reflections on the mind explain consciousness as the only element of life that allows us to understand reality, and everything we know about reality is subject to our experiences. This idea is often refuted by the thought that the brain is the source, not images and experiences provided by consciousness.

33:14 | 2020

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About Dr. Bernardo Kastrup

Bernardo Kastrup's work has been leading the modern renaissance of metaphysical idealism, the notion that reality is essentially mental. He has a Ph.D. in philosophy (ontology, philosophy of mind) and another Ph.D. in computer engineering (reconfigurable computing, artificial intelligence). As a scientist, Bernardo has worked for the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) and the Philips Research Laboratories (where the 'Casimir Effect' of Quantum Field Theory was discovered). Formulated in detail in many academic papers and books, his ideas have been featured on Scientific American, the Institute of Art and Ideas, the Blog of the American Philosophical Association and Big Think, among others. Bernardo's most recent book is The Idea of the World: A multi-disciplinary argument for the mental nature of reality.

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