Bernardo Kastrup: False Mind-Matter Dichotomy, Analytical Idealism & Metaphysics

Bernardo Kastrup is the executive director of Essentia Foundation. His 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.

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(0:00) - Introduction
(0:10) - Subjective (qualitative) vs objective (quantitative) experience
(3:34) - The false mind-matter dichotomy
(10:26) - Scientism & Religion
(16:32) - Analytic Idealism
(21:41) - Objective Idealism vs [Goff's] Panpsychism & other forms of Idealism (e.g. quasi-Berkleyan Idealism etc.)
(29:39) - [Karl Popper's] Falsifiability theory (science vs pseudoscience) & its implications for Objective Idealism's explanatory power
(41:07) - Idealism vs Illusionism [Seth, Frankish, Graziano, Dennett]
(52:41) - Bernardo's Philosophical history of the Mind-Body Problem [Berkeley, Kant, Nietzsche, Schopenhauer, Jung]
(1:00:29) - Decoding Carl Jung & Arther Schopenhauer's metaphysics
(1:12:03) - Applying Idealism practically in a clinical setting
(1:22:58) - Idealism's impact on ethics, morality, spirituality & life after death
(1:35:30) - Best counter arguments to Idealism
(1:44:00) - How can we take one step closer to the Mind-Body Solution
(1:51:42) - Conclusion