Does the Universe Have a Mind?
My guest today is the philosopher Philip Goff, known for his defense of panpsychism, which is the idea that consciousness, —the distinctly interior and subjective nature of our minds, could in fact be a fundamental element of reality.
With growing support for panpsychism in academia, it is a view that Goff believes could do for the philosophy of mind, what Darwin’s theory of evolution did for biology.
In our conversation today, we discuss the reasons for believing that consciousness is an intrinsic part of reality, as well as the implications for both cosmology and life on this planet.
We also explore how panpsychism, in conjunction with "priority monism", could entail the existence of cosmic mind. This view, Philip has termed “Cosmopsychism.”
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