Why is our universe seemingly so conducive to life and mind? Some argue God. Some say a teleological principal drives the universe toward complexity and even consciousness....
‘Intentionality’ is a philosophical term that describes the elements of mental states that are ‘directed’ at things or ideas—the fact that thinking,...
What can philosophy bring to religion? Philosophy is a systematic way of thinking about ideas and concepts, often fundamental features of the world. The philosophy of...
Rebecca Goldstein discusses the meanings of “matter”, philosophy in science, the hard problem of consciousness, and her decades of experience as a fiction and...
Celia Deane-Drummond talks the evolution of wisdom, COVID-19 and the boundary between natural and moral evil, Christian theology, and redeeming sin. She also discusses her...
Anil Seth, professor of Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience at the University of Sussex, discusses his new theory about how we experience the world and the self. He...
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Why is free will such a complex puzzle, enough to drive philosophers slightly mad? Free will probes consciousness, examines what it means to pick, choose, select, decide. But...
I would like to believe in God, but conflicting religions trouble me. Religions clash and compete-and that’s a problem for those who believe or want to believe.
If God is God, it seems impossible to limit God’s freedom. But can God create a round square? Make 1+1=3? Do evil? Sin? Be brave. There seem to be many things that God...
Neuropsychologist Nicholas Humphrey talks about his book, Sentience: The Invention of Consciousness. He tackles the hard problem of consciousness, Phenomenal Consciousness...