An Open-Ended ConversationwithBernardo Kastrup

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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