The Metaphysical Philosophy of Arthur SchopenhauerwithBernardo Kastrup

Books Mentioned In This Interview

bernardo kastrup the idea of the world: a multi-disciplinary argument for the mental nature of reality bernardo kastrup dreamed up reality: diving into the mind to uncover the astonishing hidden tale of nature bernardo kastrup why materialism is baloney bernardo kastrup brief peeks beyond: critical essays on metaphysics, neuroscience, free will, skepticism, and culture bernardo kastrup meaning in absurdity: what bizarre phenomena can tell us about the nature of reality bernardo kastrup rationalist spirituality bernardo kastrup more than allegory: on religious myth, truth, and belief immanuel kant critique of pure reason georg wilhelm friedrich hegel the science of logic arthur schopenhauer the world as will and representation william james the principles of psychology bernardo kastrup decoding jung's metaphysics: the archetypal semantics of an experiential universe v subramanya iyer advaita: the truth of non-duality friedrich nietzsche schopenhauer as educator

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


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