Plato's Cave

Ep. 12 - Bernardo Kastrup: Why Materialism Cannot Explain Consciousness

August 17th, 2020

In this episode, I speak with Bernardo Kastrup, who holds a PhD in Philosophy and Computer Engineering, about the hard problem of consciousness, idealism, theory of mind, panpsychism, and why materialistic reductionism cannot account for the fact of conscious experience.

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