The Side View recently published an essay by Massimo Pigliucci titled "The Stoic God is Untenable in Light of Modern Science." Pigliucci is entering into a critical dialogue with a few other Side View authors, Brittany Polat and Kai Whiting, about how best to inherit from ancient Stoic philosophy. I don't have a horse in the contemporary interpretations of [...]
Adam Robbert interviewed me over on The Side View Podcast. Check it out HERE. We discussed speculative philosophy, panpsychism, politics, and more.
The following is a comment I posted on the physicist and blogger Sabine Hossenfelder's blog Backreaction to a post titled "Electrons Don't Think." https://backreaction.blogspot.com/2019/01/electrons-dont-think.html Hi Sabine. I discovered your blog last night after Googling "Carlo Rovelli and Alfred North Whitehead." It brought me to Tam Hunt's interview with Rovelli. I have been studying Rovelli's popular [...]
Metaphysics is serious play. Serious because (if done well) it demands a reckoning with death, with limit as such, with finitude and necessity. Play because (if done well) it frees us from our perceived finitude to partake in the process of realization itself. Materialism and idealism, though mutuality exclusive as metaphysical positions, are nonetheless symbiotically [...]
Based on this paper delivered at the 2015 International Whitehead Conference. https://youtu.be/4u4xx6v5yp0
Continuing the discussion about "panpsychist physicalism," I'm sharing another one of my replies over at The Skeptical Zone (click here to read what I am responding to). Thanks for the reply, keiths. Of course, everything depends on what we mean by physicalism. "Scientific materialism" is a phrase I borrow from Whitehead to refer to an outdated [...]