Bernardo Kastrup: Consciousness, Dissociation, Idealism, Materialism, Psychedelics, Death & Mind
Updated: Mar 5
About the Guest: Bernardo Kastrup, PhD is a computer scientist and philosopher of mind. He has written many books and articles about consciousness, philosophy, and his analytic idealism.
Episode Summary: Nick Jikomes spoke to Dr. Kastrup about various topics related to consciousness and the nature of reality. They discuss: psychological dissociation; the scientific study of 'neural correlates of consciousness'; the nature of perception and the influence of language on the mind; why the 'Hard Problem' of consciousness is so difficult; Bernardo's philosophy of analytic idealism; Jungian psychology & psychological archetypes; psychedelic experiences with psilocybin, 5-MeO-DMT, and how these could model the phenomenology of organic death.