Posts Categorized: Books

CONSCIOUS is out today!

“CONSCIOUS offers the clearest, most compelling explanation that I’ve seen of consciousness. If you’ve ever wondered how you have the capacity to wonder, some fascinating insights await you in these pages.” ADAM GRANT, AUTHOR OF ORIGINALS AND GIVE AND TAKE “The AI quest for artificial minds has transformed the mystery of consciousness into philosophy with a deadline. In this... Read more »

Guest Post: “The World is Nothing but Change” by Carlo Rovelli

If I observe the microscopic state of things, then the difference between past and future vanishes. The future of the world, for instance, is determined by its present state—though neither more nor less than is the past. We often say that causes precede effects and yet, in the elementary grammar of things, there is no... Read more »

CONSCIOUS Is Available for Pre-order!

I’m very happy to announce that Gemma O’Brien’s stunning cover artwork is complete, and my new book, CONSCIOUS: A Brief Guide to the Fundamental Mystery of the Mind is available for pre-order. (Coming June 4, 2019) Click here to pre-order CONSCIOUS

Guest Post: “What Is Spirituality?” by Thomas Metzinger

An excerpt from Spirituality and Intellectual Honesty by Thomas Metzinger Here’s something to spend the weekend contemplating… Can something like a completely secularized form of spirituality exist? Or is this idea perhaps incoherent—something that on second sight cannot be described consistently and without getting lost in obvious contradictions? Continue reading

Read an excerpt from Jim Baggott’s new book, “Mass”

Mass: The quest to understand matter from Greek atoms to quantum fields by Jim Baggott What we have discovered is that the foundations of our universe are not as solid or as certain and dependable as we might have once imagined. They are instead built from ghosts and phantoms, of a peculiar quantum kind… Continue... Read more »