Below is a playlist featuring the recordings of our Urphänomen Reading Group, which is open to anyone interested (message us on Patreon or email firstname.lastname@example.org to join). New sessions will be added to this playlist as we go. We are reading the works of Rudolf Steiner, starting with Riddles of Philosophy. Next we'll be reading [...]
I enjoyed this conversation immensely. Check out Karen's art here. https://youtu.be/0VcJtF9SRq8
I was asked earlier today by someone I assume is an anti-natalist what I thought the purpose of the cosmos is. I answered that I mostly just want to encourage people to wonder about it. But I also linked to an essay I wrote 12 years ago as a sort of mythospeculative narrative intending to [...]
https://youtu.be/s7I5j2cteFQ My long-overdue conversation with Bernardo Kastrup is above. I am pleased with how this turned out. We mostly attempted to translate between our respective orientations, finding many overlaps despite differences of emphasis. I think important differences remain, though we'll have to iron those out together in the future. A few thoughts about what we [...]
I just sent a draft of this coauthored essay off to the editors. Astrobiologist Bruce Damer and I have been building toward this for a few years. I'm thrilled to have gotten it to this point, and looking forward to peer review! The essay will be featured in a book coming out of this conference [...]
I joined Adam Robbert on The Side View to talk about my new book on Whiteheadian cosmology. https://youtu.be/iPDQRr5-MqA
A new revised and expanded edition of my book Physics of the World-Soul: Whitehead's Adventure in Cosmology is now available in paperback and electronic versions.
https://youtu.be/buU93ZSS5Xk Seb and I discussed the history and contemporary status of the natural sciences and their relationship to philosophy and metaphysics.
The following is a response to Massimo Pigliucci's recent blog post about process metaphysics and Whitehead. I keep a relatively close eye on Pigliucci's philosophical work, as there is plenty of convergence in our views on several issues, including, as he says in his title, "the promise of process metaphysics." https://twitter.com/mpigliucci/status/1367969995884535811?s=20 Despite some convergences, I [...]
Had a great chat with Marty yesterday on his podcast "Philosophy Chat." We covered a lot of territory... those interested in German Idealism, Naturphilosophie, and Process-Relational Philosophy will have plenty to chew on. https://www.youtube.com/embed/yfkuXMRDyvo
https://youtu.be/Gx45ChcpMUY a talk delivered for the Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness program at CIIS.edu on Friday, January 29th, 2021.
Had the pleasure of dialoguing with my good friends Adam Robbert and Jesse Estrin once again (prior session from May 2018). Inspired in part by this Palladium interview with Benjamin Bratton. https://youtu.be/lsFxgK4yVpw
https://youtu.be/LpaDlIlqygE https://youtu.be/e6b7XJaQZc8 Harris seems to presuppose the old Cartesian framework, with consciousness being that which is indubitable and which can in no way be reduced to matter. I wonder, though, what concept of matter Harris is working with here? That "matter" is a concept should go without saying, since on his Cartesian view of consciousness, [...]
Last summer, I traveled to the Gran Sasso Institute in L'Aquila, Italy to participate in a conference bringing physicists and philosophers together to rehash the famous debate in 1922 between Einstein and Bergson. My paper (which should be published soon) brought quantum physicist Carlo Rovelli and Whitehead into the mix. Yesterday I came across this [...]