Bernardo Kastrup, PhD, is a computer scientist. He is author of Rationalist Spirituality, Why Materialism is Baloney, Dreamed Up Reality, Meaning in Absurdity, Brief Peeks Beyond, More Than Allegory, and The Idea of the World. He has published several papers in Scientific American arguing for metaphysical idealism.
Here he suggests that it is possible to develop spiritual principles on the basis of logic — starting with the premise that existence is meaningful and the observation that all exists within consciousness. He draws upon information theory to deduce that unbounded consciousness, as postulated by philosophical idealism, in order to actualize its full potential for self-understanding (or meta-cognition) would manifest existence as we know it. He explains this further using the analogy of the Mars Rover.
(Recorded on February 11, 2019)
Published on March 9, 2019