What’s the relationship between our brains and our consciousness, between the physical stuff in our skulls and the mental experiences in our minds? Much rides on the...
What would it take for consciousness to defeat materialism or physicalism? This is the worldview that only the physical is real, which is the dominant view of scientists and...
Are there revolutionary discoveries to be made in the deep laws of nature? Do radical revelations and shocking secrets lie ahead? Does physical reality go radically beyond...
For the brain and mind to be the same thing, mind must be entirely the output of brain. This means the mind must be the brain—literally, identically. If so, then the...
Materialism is the belief that only physical things are real. But physical things seem so utterly different from mental things. Could there be more to materialism than the...
If mind and brain are the same thing, then the physical world is likely all that exists. But if mind and brain are not the same thing, then what? Could reality go beyond the...
Free will seems the simplest of notions. Why then is free will so vexing to philosophers? Here’s why: no one knows how free will works! Science, seemingly, permits no...
‘Non-Duality’ is a particular philosophy, related to Eastern philosophy and religion, that privileges the mental over the physical. It is the claim that the only...
Synchronicity makes an extraordinary claim about reality—events may be linked in diverse and strange ways that defy all physical law, causality and common sense. What would...
Assume that free will is real, not an illusion, and that the only reality is physical. How then could the will possibly be free? By what mechanism could human choice...
The universe works for us because deep physical laws seem to work. But if the values of these laws would much change, in either direction, then all we see and know could not...