Philip Goff on why consciousness may be fundamental to reality


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Panpsychism can seem like a bonkers theory of consciousness, but according to Philip Goff and a growing chorus of leading thinkers - from philosophers to neuroscientists - it might just be right…

In this episode we discuss why Philip rates panpsychism as 'the worst solution to the problem of consciousness - apart from all the others.'

We explore his dramatic claim that Bertrand Russell and Arthur Eddington did for consciousness science what Darwin did for the science of life, how 'Galileo's Error' made it impossible for science to ever fully explain the experience of seeing a rose, and why the taste of Marmite can never be satisfactorily explained by neuroscience.

We also cover why physics can never tell us about the intrinsic nature of stuff - just how it behaves. And Philip shares his proudest moment in philosophy - when he persuaded Daniel Dennett he was wrong...


Philip's book Galileo's Error: A New Science of Consciousness is available to order now, but will be released in August 2019, published by Rider in the UK, Pantheon in the US.

Find Philip on twitter @philip_goff. Check out his personal website including links to his academic publications here:

And his blog for a general audience: www.conscienceandconsciousness

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