We think we understand the physical world but we do not. For example, some features of the world are derived from others, which makes the latter more fundamental and the...
Are human beings purely physical? Evolved at random and destined to die, extinguished forever? Or are we something more? A spirit or a soul, with existence beyond?...
Great art is transcendent. Its impact reaches far beyond the art itself and the person who created it. Art can help us perceive reality in new ways and give new meaning to...
Is the physical world real? Or an expression of consciousness. Is consciousness real? Or an illusion? Is there a spirit world? Many dismiss anything other than the physical.
Panpsychism is the extreme claim that everything in the physical world—all subatomic particles-are in some sense ‘conscious’ or have a basic kind of...
Why is free will one of the hardest problems in philosophy? What are the core issues of free will and why do they seem to defy resolution? Most philosophers are pretty sure...
Free will is a problem. If it seems obvious that you are perfectly free to choose and decide, then it seems perfectly clear that you do not understand the problem. Free will...
Personal identity seems so strong. We have the same sense of ourselves throughout our lives, even though everything about our physical bodies and brains is changing...
How did the human mind, with all its faculties and capacities, develop during the long evolution of human beings? ‘Evolutionary psychology’ is the field that...