#140 Is Panpsychism The Answer To The Mystery Of Consciousness? (with Dr. Philip Goff)

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This week’s podcast is all about Panpsychism! I spoke with philosopher Dr. Philip Goff, who teaches at Durham University who specialises in this area of research.

Philip the author of Consciousness and Fundamental Reality and Galileo’s Error and has published more than forty academic papers. His writing has also appeared in many newspapers and magazines, including The Guardian, The Times Literary Supplement, and Philosophy Now.

Panpsychism argues that traditional approaches of materialism (consciousness can be explained in terms of physical processes in the brain) and dualism (consciousness is separate from the body and brain) face insuperable difficulties.

In this podcast we discuss this idea more in depth an the implications it might have on scientific study and the way we relate to the world as a whole! Enjoy!

If you’d like learn more, check out Dr. Philip Goff’s book below:

UK version: https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/111/1117019/galileo-s-error/9781846046018.html

US version: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/599229/galileos-error-by-philip-goff/

Twitter: @philip_goff

Website: www.philipgoffphilosophy.com

Blog: www.conscienceandconsciousness.com

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