An Open-Ended ConversationwithBernardo Kastrup

Books Mentioned In This Interview

bernardo kastrup the idea of the world: a multi-disciplinary argument for the mental nature of reality bernardo kastrup dreamed up reality: diving into the mind to uncover the astonishing hidden tale of nature bernardo kastrup why materialism is baloney bernardo kastrup brief peeks beyond: critical essays on metaphysics, neuroscience, free will, skepticism, and culture bernardo kastrup meaning in absurdity: what bizarre phenomena can tell us about the nature of reality bernardo kastrup rationalist spirituality bernardo kastrup more than allegory: on religious myth, truth, and belief george berkeley principles of human knowledge georg hegel the phenomenology of spirit baruch spinoza the road to inner freedom milan kundera the unbearable lightness of being dean brown cosmic law

Bernardo Kastrup, PhD, is a computer scientist, who has recently completed a second doctoral degree in philosophy. He is author of Rationalist Spirituality, Why Materialism is Baloney, Dreamed Up Reality, Meaning in Absurdity, Brief Peeks Beyond, More Than Allegory, The Idea of the World, and Decoding Schopenhauer’s Metaphysics. He has published several papers on Scientific American’s website arguing for metaphysical idealism. His website is

Bernardo is launching a new organization, #EssentiaFoundation, and has produced some wonderful short videos that can be viewed at and

This conversation covers many topics: varieties of philosophical #idealism, the meanings embodied in Bernardo’s coat of arms, the strengths and weaknesses of anti-establishment feeling, the pressing need for safe nuclear power, projections of the #shadow, is the universe friendly?, and discovering #evil within ourselves.

(Recorded on December 14, 2020)

Published on December 30, 2020


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