Bernardo Kastrup is the executive director of Essentia Foundation. His work has been leading the modern renaissance of metaphysical idealism, the notion that reality is essentially mental. He has a Ph.D. in philosophy (ontology, philosophy of mind) and another Ph.D. in computer engineering (reconfigurable computing, artificial intelligence). As a scientist, Bernardo has worked for the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) and the Philips Research Laboratories (where the ‘Casimir Effect’ of Quantum Field Theory was discovered). Formulated in detail in many academic papers and books, his ideas have been featured on Scientific American, the Institute of Art and Ideas, the Blog of the American Philosophical Association and Big Think, among others. Bernardo’s most recent book is Science Ideated: The fall of matter and the contours of the next mainstream scientific worldview. For more information, freely downloadable papers, videos, etc., please visit www.bernardokastrup.com.
In this episode, I’m joined by Dr Bernardo Kastrup.
Bernardo is an author, scientist, philosopher, and the Director of the Essentia Foundation. He holds two PhDs – one in philosophy and the other in engineering. His work has been leading the modern renaissance of metaphysical idealism, the notion that reality is essentially mental.
In this conversation, you’ll learn:
— How the life of Friedrich Nietzsche can be thought of as a microcosm of a cultural macrocosm we are currently experiencing
— Why life is inherently sacrificial and how understanding this can provide a rich and deep source of meaning in our lives
— Bernardo’s concept of the “Daimon” and how to harness it to live a life of service and let nature work through you.
You can learn more about Bernardo’s pioneering work by going to www.essentiafoundation.org.