Tuesday Talks | A Conversation with Bernardo Kastrup
12 October.7:30 pm-9:00 pm
A Conversation with Dr Bernardo Kastrup
12th October 2021 | 7.30pm until 9.00pm BST | £5 | Online
Look Upon The World Through New Intellectual Lenses
Our Chair, Professor Lance Butler invites you to participate in a live conversation between him and philosopher, Dr Bernardo Kastrup.
This special Tuesday Talk is a discussion of an exciting theory of the nature of reality – Analytic Idealism. Analytic Idealism maintains that the universe is experiential in essence. That does not mean that reality is in your or our individual minds alone, but instead in a spatially unbound, transpersonal field of subjectivity of which we are segments. Analytic Idealism is one particular formulation of Idealism, which is based on and motivated by post-enlightenment values such as conceptual parsimony, coherence, internal logical consistency, explanatory power and empirical adequacy. It’s a formulation that will appeal to intellectually hard-nosed, left-brained, science-oriented people, but isn’t the sole formulation of Idealism.
You are invited to participate in the discussion. You have the opportunity to ask Bernardo anything and receive a direct answer. If you are not familiar with Analytic Idealism, you may wish to take the free course provided by the Essentia Foundation. This may help with your comprehension of topics that will be discussed during the Tuesday Talk. Use this link to discover more about the course.
Join us at 7:30 PM BST via ZOOM. The interview segment of this Tuesday Talk will last for around 45 minutes and is followed by a live Q&A.
You can purchase a ticket online for £5.00 (plus ticket processing fee) or you can call us on 0131 625 0700 to book over the phone (no fee). Season passes are available and grant access to all the Autumn 2021 talks for a heavily discounted price.
The fall of matter and the contours of the next mainstream worldview
In this book, the broad body of empirical evidence and reasoning in favor of analytic idealism is reviewed in an accessible manner. The book brings together a number of highly influential essays previously published by major media outlets such as Scientific American and the Institute of Art and Ideas. The essays have been revised and improved, while two never-before-published essays have been added. The resulting argument anticipates a historically imminent transition to a scientific worldview that, while elegantly accommodating all known empirical evidence and predictive models, regards mind – not matter – as the ground of all reality.
About Dr Bernardo Kastrup
Executive Director of Essentia Foundation
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. Bernardo’s most recent book is The Idea of the World: A multi-disciplinary argument for the mental nature of reality. For more information, freely downloadable papers, videos, etc., please visit www.bernardokastrup.com.
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