Consciousness between Science and Philosophy (response to Philip Goff on panpsychism)

Whitehead, The Concept of Nature (1920) If you prefer to listen to me read this blog post: tl;dr Panpsychism = All is psyche, which is to say human consciousness and visible Nature take place within the World-Soul. Most moderns have accepted as a matter of course that the best people to speak on behalf [...]

Alchemical Consciousness After Descartes: Whitehead’s Philosophy of Organism as Psychedelic Realism

The following is an essay originally submitted for publication in a book on philosophy and psychedelics. After some feedback from the editors, I realized it is too long and includes too many (I hope interesting!) digressions. I'll be thoroughly revising my submission for the book, so I figured I'd share this earlier version here. Feedback [...]

The brain is not a computer, and thinking is not information-processing.

Sharing an email response to a question I received about the possibility of explaining human consciousness computationally, and whether such explanations might be compatible with Rudolf Steiner's spiritual science. I do not think the computational paradigm has much to teach us about the sort of Sophianic consciousness Steiner attempted to unveil. I summarized my thoughts [...]