LivingwithA Daimon with Bernardo Kastrup

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Bernardo Kastrup, PhD, is a computer scientist, who has also 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, Decoding Schopenhauer’s Metaphysics, and Decoding Jung’s Metaphysics: The Archetypal Semantics of an Experiential Universe, and most recently Science Ideated: The Fall of Matter and the Countours of the Next Mainstream Scientific Worldview. He has published several papers on Scientific American’s website arguing for metaphysical idealism. His website is

This is an unusual video because it runs for over three hours, and also because it is a very personal discussion in which both Bernardo and Jeffrey reveal aspects of their own inner life that are rarely discussed publicly. Bernardo maintains that his intensive focus on arguing for analytical idealism, both philosophically and scientifically, is the result of often uncomfortable prodding from his “daimon” – part of his conscious awareness that he experiences as separate from himself. The lengthy conversation covers many topics in science, philosophy, and culture.

(Recorded on February 10, 2021)

Published on February 25, 2022