Science and MetaphysicswithBernardo Kastrup

Books Mentioned In This Interview

bernardo kastrup more than allegory: on religious myth, truth, and belief bernardo kastrup rationalist spirituality bernardo kastrup meaning in absurdity: what bizarre phenomena can tell us about the nature of reality bernardo kastrup brief peeks beyond: critical essays on metaphysics, neuroscience, free will, skepticism, and culture bernardo kastrup why materialism is baloney bernardo kastrup dreamed up reality: diving into the mind to uncover the astonishing hidden tale of nature bernardo kastrup the idea of the world: a multi-disciplinary argument for the mental nature of reality

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

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

Here he points out the many irrational conundrum pits into which defenders of scientific materialism dig themselves. He points out that mainstream theoretical physics has almost completely eliminated the notion of matter – preferring other abstractions such as information or mathematics that are divorced from actual experience. He argues that our conventional notion time is an illusion. Therefore, causality itself is also an illusion. He suggests that the universe operates on a structured web of interrelated meanings and that Jungian synchronicity could replace our notion of causality.

(Recorded on December 20, 2021)

Bernardo Kastrup, Decoding Schopenhauer’s Metaphysics –

Published on January 7, 2022


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