I spoke with Scott about why I wrote CONSCIOUS, the hard problem, the function of consciousness, free will, and other topics.
I recently recorded two (!) conversations with George Musser for my audio series. We talked about the brain’s perception of space and to what extent our conscious experience is giving us an accurate sense of what’s “out there.” In his book, Spooky Action at a Distance, he discusses the related implications of M-Theory and AdS/CFT duality—enjoy this excerpt from his fascinating book!
I’m happy to announce that I’m currently working on a documentary podcast series about consciousness—featuring audio from my recent conversations with prominent scientists and philosophers such as Sean Carroll, Daniel Chamovitz, David Eagleman, Brian Greene, Philip Goff, Adam Frank, Donald Hoffman, Janna Levin, Christof Koch, Susan Blackmore, Lee Smolin, Anil Seth, George Musser, and others.
The project will take about a year to complete, but I’ll continue to announce updates on my website and on social media. Thanks for staying tuned!
I’m an admirer of Coleman’s work, and it was a thrill to hang out in person when I was in NYC and talk consciousness!
I recently read Lee Smolin’s Einstein’s Unfinished Revolution in preparation for my conversation with him for my audio series. I was so moved by the epilogue, I posted this inspiring excerpt to share with everyone. Enjoy!