The Metaphysical Philosophy of Arthur SchopenhauerwithBernardo Kastrup

bernardo kastrup


Advaita Vedanta Buddhism Four Noble Truths Hegel idealism Kant Nietzsche panpsychism Schopenhauer William James

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

Here he explains that, 200 years ago, Arthur Schopenhauer was independently articulating a philosophy very similar to that of both Buddhism and Advaita Vedanta. He was a friend of Goethe and was responding to the arguments of Kant and Hegel. Kastrup argues that Schopenhauer’s metaphysics (incidentally, very similar to his own) can resolve the “hard problem” of consciousness and the paradoxes of quantum mechanics.

(Recorded on May 20, 2020)

Published on May 24, 2020